Thursday, October 13, 2016

News, Giza: Japanese Parliament Delegation Visits The GEM

A delegation from the Japanese Parliament led by Kazunori Tanaka toured the Grand Egyptian Museum during a visit to celebrate Egypt's 150 years of parliamentary life. Written By/ Nevine El-Aref.

A delegation from the Japanese Parliament led by member Kazunori Tanaka visited today the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) and the Giza Plateau.

The delegation is on a trip to Egypt to participate in the country's celebration of 150 years of parliamentary life. Tanaka and the delegation were accompanied by Japanese Ambassador to Egypt Takehiro Kagawa.

Guided by General Supervisor of the GEM Tarek Tawfik, the delegation toured the museum's wooden artifact laboratory, as well as a number of the Tutankhamun collection exhibits transported to the GEM for restoration. The delegation described the Egyptian restoration technicians as "skillful."

Tawfik also led the delegation on a tour of the GEM's construction work and explained the museum's different construction phases, which began in 2002. Tanaka and the delegation later toured the Giza plateau, where they visited Khufu's Pyramid and the Sphinx.

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