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Exhibition traces the history of Waseda’s Egyptology research

Aizu Museum: December 14, 2015

Waseda researchers at the Colossi of Memnon during a general survey


A water clock from Pharaoh Amenhotep III


Books and other materials on Egypt surveys


Please stop by!

The Aizu Museum is hosting an exhibition that traces the history of Waseda University’s Egypt surveys.

In September 1966, five students led by then undergraduate Sakuji Yoshimura (Dean of Higashi Nippon International University and Professor Emeritus) boarded a tanker at Aioi port in Hyogo prefecture and departed to Kuwait. After rendezvousing with Professor Kiichi Kawamura (then Lecturer) in Egypt, the group conducted a general survey on historic remains around the Nile Basin. This survey laid the foundation for Japanese archaeological research in Egypt.

Fifty years later, Waseda’s Institute of Egyptology is continuously conducting historic surveys, excavations, and preservation projects in Egypt and other locations every year. To commemorate 50 years since the landmark survey in 1966, the Aizu Museum is hosting an exhibition that traces the history of these activities with photographs and other materials.  The exhibition introduces current projects and general information on the Institute of Egyptology.

The exhibition will be held at Aizu Museum until January 30, so please stop by when you have time.

Exhibition information

  • Date: December 5, 2015 – January 30, 2016
  • Location: Aizu Museum
  • Opening hours: 10:00-1700 (10:00-18:00 on Fridays)
    *Closed on Sunday and public holidays


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