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Research Report: Brief Report of the Project of the Second Boat of King Khufu

Sakuji Yoshimura & Hiromasa Kurokochi


This brief report summarizes the investigation of the second boat of King Khufu at Giza from 1987 to the present. In the late 1980s the Institute of Egyptology at Waseda University began preliminary investigations, including the first sampling of timbers from the boat. Based on the results of these surveys, plans for safeguarding the second boat were made and site facilities were prepared. In 2010 the pyramid enclosure wall standing over the pit of the boat was excavated, and in 2011 the cover stones of the pit were raised. In 2012 a second sampling of wood was undertaken, and now analyses of the condition of the wood and methods of consolidation are taking place.


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