A delegation from Waseda University has completed its exploratory research along with the Japanese Institute for Restoration Research, and is prepared to lift a stone cover, consisting of 40 panels, on the southern side of Khufu pyramid (also known as Cheops, or the Great Pyramid).
The Japanese embassy has scheduled this event for June 22, 2011 at 10am at the Pyramids in Giza, inside the big tent for the second solar boat.
According to the Japanese embassy in Egypt, its Chargé d’Affaires Masami Kinefuchi, as well as the Minister of Antiquities Dr. Zahi Hawass, and the Chief Executive Representative of the Nitori Holding Company, Akio Nitori, will attend the event.
The Waseda University delegation and the Japanese Institute for Restoration Research have carried out research on the second solar boat since 2008. The second solar boat was discovered in 1987 by a Waseda University delegation in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The second solar boat lies to the west of the solar boat museum, which is situated on the southern side of the Great Pyramid in Giza.
Posted By: Mohamed Mokhtar