I too Kai- Imakhu would love to meet and work,even briefly with Hawass.
I have the feeling that he has, as Hemet(AUS) has, indeed must have, the necessary steel to do his job properly. He needs to find all that can be found both actual and by way of information and to recover as much as possible from all the countries who (under a different ethical code admittedly) "stole" (his word!) Egyptian treasures which belong back in Egypt (and Greece in the case of the "Elgin" marbles from Athens.
I am already planning a trip, simply to Cairo (the new museum) and Luxor (for sites of religious interest, which are not usually visited by "tourists". We hope to spend about a week in each place, possibly self-catering in Luxor!
The only trouble is, WE REALLY NEED HEMET(AUS) THERE so we understand what we see.
Possibly this could become a future Pilgrimage with a difference???I suspect we are talking of 2013 0r 2014......