Council of Egyptology scholars in Japan opens

27-11-2018 09:02 PM

Iman Shawqy

The Egyptian Embassy in Tokyo has witnessed the inaugurated the Council of Egyptology scholars in Japan. It includes a number of senior Japanese university professors and experts in the field of Egyptology.

Attending the ceremony was Zahi Hawass, former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, who was visiting Japan on invitation by the Egyptology Department of Komazawa University where he was to deliver a number of lectures.

According to Egypt’s ambassador to Tokyo, Ayman Kamel, the initiative to form the first-of-its-kind Egyptology scholars’ council in Japan was launched by the Egyptian Embassy to establishing a community of Japanese of all ages, who are interested in Egypt, its ancient civilisation, and varied tourist destinations.

“The Council,” Mr Kamel said, “will hold regular meetings under the auspices of the embassy to discuss the most recent archaeological discoveries, exchange information, and follow-up the progress of research projects between the two countries.” Topping the list of such projects are the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) and the Egyptian-Japanese centre for antiquities restoration.

Watani International

27 November 2018

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