Project Introduction

The Discovery and research of the second "Solar Boat" of King Khufu
(1)Overview

1954 The EAO found a similar construction site just beside the "First Boat." However, this site was not excavated and it was left for over 30 years.
1987 January & September: The Institute of Egyptology, Waseda University (Director: Sakuji Yoshimura) investigated the west side of the First Boat using a nondestructive method (electromaginetic wave method) and found the space to be about 3m deep. This survey was conducted under the request from the EAO.

October: The National Geographic Magazine team made a hole in one of the cover stones and inserted a camera.
1992 The Institute of Egyptology, Waseda University established the technological committee for the second solar boat of King Khufu.

First Preliminary Survey: Confirmed the range of the second boat pit and made records.
Second Preliminary Survey: Constructed the shelter over the pit.
1993 Third Preliminary Survey: Sampling the pieces of wood and air inside. Took photographs of the interior.
Fourth Preliminary Survey: Held interview concerning unpublished data and the structure of the first boat with Hag Ahmad Youssef
2001 Comparative survey of Dahshur Boats in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. (First season)
2005 Restart of the project. (Re-establish the technological committee)
2006 January: International Symposium "Safeguarding Ancient Egyptian Monuments-Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the Era of Conservations: the present practices and its future-" at International Conference Center, Masaru Ibuka Auditorium Session B among three sessions

Presenter: Hiromasa Kurokochi
(Visiting Lecturer, Advanced Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
"The Method of Reconstruction"
Presenter: Fumitake Masuzawa
(Councilor, Researcher Emeritus of Gangoji Institute for Research of Cultural Property, Director of NPO Japan Conservatio Project and Visiting Professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design)
"How is preservation processing conducted"
  Comparative survey of Dahshur Boats in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. (Second season)
View of the survey using electromagnetic wave method

View of the survey using electromagnetic wave method

Shelter over the second boat pit: overview

Shelter over the second boat pit: overview

Sample wood

Sample wood

Dahshur Boats in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Dahshur Boats in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo

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