69, a deputy editor of the semi-official daily al-Ahram newspaper in Cairo who also was the Egyptian archeologist who discovered a pharaonic funeral "solar boat" in 1954 and pinpointed another found two weeks ago, died Oct. 30 at his home in Cairo after a heart attack.
Mr. el-Mallakh found two pits at the Cheops pyramid in Giza near Cairo. After excavating the first, he found the dismantled cedar "solar boat."
In the solar cult, ancient Egyptians believed two boats were needed to transport the soul of the dead king to the afterworld. Following that theory, Mr. el-Mallakh believed the second sealed pit housed another 5,000-year-old boat.
On Oct. 20, scientists discovered a "solar boat" in the second pit.
In addition to being an archeologist and a journalist, Mr. el-Mallakh was an architect, a movie critic and an author. He wrote several novels and four booklets about Cairo, its museums and landmarks.
He received a degree in architecture from Cairo's Fine Arts School and a master's degree in Egyptology at Cairo University. He was founder and past chairman of the Egyptian Society for Movie Writers and Critics.
GRADY B. WILSON,
68, the first associate evangelist Billy Graham picked for his evangelistic team, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 30 at a hospital in Charlotte, N.C.
He and Graham, who were friends since high school, first worked together at Graham's 1947 crusade in Charlotte.
A member of the original Billy Graham Team, Mr. Wilson was named vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association when it was formed in 1950.