EGYPT INAUGURATES MAKESHIFT LAB TO RESTORE KHUFU’S SECOND BOAT

CAIRO, Egypt, – The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry, inaugurated on Wednesday, a temporary large laboratory, for restoring artefacts, at the excavation site of the Egyptian-Japanese commission, in Khufu’s second boat, at the pyramids area in Giza.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Egyptian and Japanese archaeology officials, working jointly at the site.

The laboratory is considered to be the first and largest temporary restoration facility, established inside an excavation site, the ministry said, in a previous press statement.

The building of the laboratory lasted from mid Jan till mid Mar.

It is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment, such as, modern microscopes and scales.

The cost of establishing the laboratory reached one million pounds (about 55,250 U.S. dollars) provided by Japan, according to the ministry.

The Khufu’s second boat was discovered inside two pits in 1954, during a routine cleaning on the southern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

It is believed that the ancient king built the boat to lead him to his second life.

Source: NAM News Network