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Thursday, January 21, 2016

German engineer offers Egypt's antiquities ministry two robot cameras - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online


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German engineer offers Egypt's antiquities ministry two robot cameras
Nevine El-Aref, Thursday 21 Jan 2016
The two tiny robot cameras are to help in exploring challenging corridors inside antiquities sites


German engineer Friedhelm Kremer has offered the antiquities ministry two tiny robot cameras to help in exploring challenging corridors and ramps inside monuments as well as small passages that are hard to reach with the usual equipment.

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online that training workshops are to be carried out in the next two days in order to train archaeologists and curators to operate the robot cameras.

The training will take place inside the Tomb of Tye and on the ramp of the King Unas Pyramid in Saqqara Necropolis.

Eldamaty pointed out that Kremer's gesture illustrates the strong friendship between Egypt and Germany in the archaeological field.

For his part, Kremer expressed his willingness to help Egyptian archaeologists in developing efficient use of the cameras.

He also pointed out that his love of Egypt and ancient Egyptian antiquities are the main reasons for his offering Egypt the robot cameras.

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