Egyptian bill aims to get royalties from companies using sphynx, pyramids

The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities initiated a law that would demand that all individuals and commercial companies using the images of the Gizeh pyramids and the sphynx pay royalties to the Egyptian government, Israel Radio reported Tuesday evening. The authority's head, Dr. Zahi Hawass, explained that Egypt was entitled to be recompensed for its national treasures.