The Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt has started a joint archaeological mission with Japan to study and document the granite blocks that make up the outer covering of King Menkaure's pyramid in Giza.
The project will be led by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Dr. Yoshimura Sakuji.
“This project is Egypt’s gift to the world,” Waziri said.
Waziri explained that this project will be done in several stages over three years, including drawing, photogrammetry, documentation, and laser scanning work. He added the actual reassembling of the granite blocks will be done once all the necessary steps are completed.
Waziri also met with tourists from Costa Rica and discussed the project with them, inviting them to visit again after the project is completed to see the Pyramid of Menkaure with a large part of its covering for the first time.