Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Egypt to Uncover Second Solar Boat at Giza

I hope all goes well!

Egypt to uncover 2nd solar boat at Giza
Jun 22nd, 2011 | By Bikya Masr Staff

CAIRO: The Egyptian ministry of antiquities announced on Tuesday that it would uncover the second solar boat at the Giza Pyramids on Thursday morning. The original date had been scheduled for Wednesday.

According to a statement from the ministry, the boat had been discovered in 1987 after an electromagnetic radar survey west of the first solar boat, which is currently on display next to the Great Pyramid.

“It has been the focus of research since 2008 by staff from the Egyptian ministry of state for antiquities, a delegation from Waseda University and the Japanese Institute for Restoration Research,” the statement read.

The ministry added that onditions are now ideal to remove the stone cover, consisting of 40 panels.

“The uncovering event on June 23 will take place inside the large tent warehouse, constructed to enclose and protect the second solar boat,” the statement added.

It is being organized by the Japanese Embassy in Egypt, the event will be attended by its ChargĂ© d’Affaires Masami Kinefuchi, the Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass, and the Chief Executive Representative of the Nitori Holding Company, Akio Nitori.


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