Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Egyptian Museum Celebrates 40 Years of Japanese Excavations in Egypt

Giza Archives Blog

With photos.

In recent years, the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, under the direction of Dr. Wafaa el-Saddik, has mounted a number of important exhibitions highlighting the discoveries of foreign excavations working in Egypt. This month, it is the Japanese who are honored. Dr. Sakuji Yoshimura has worked in Egypt for forty years, and made many valuable contributions to our knowledge of ancient Egypt. On the blog page of SCA director Dr. Zahi Hawass, you will find a statue of a lion with the cartouche of Khufu. Dr. Yoshimura’s particular interest is Giza and the Great Pyramid. And the best may be yet to come, as his team has been entrusted with raising and restoring the second boat of Khufu.

See the above page for the full story.

1 comment:

Alexandre said...

I write an article on this very envement in french. http://ankhfeni.eg2.fr/2009/07/les-quarantes-ans-degyptologie-japonnaise/