120 artifacts en route to exhibition in Japan
Artifacts are seen on display at the Egyptian museum - AFP
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CAIRO: A shipment of 120 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum are en route to an exhibition in Japan that will open Oct. 16, Youm7 reported.

The artifacts are insured for a value of $138 million.

Japan is a major sponsor of antiquities preservation in Egypt, and a major funder of the Grand Egyptian Museum that is scheduled to open in 2016.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announced in August 2014 it would develop a training program for Egyptian archaeologists and antiquity conservators working in the Grand Egyptian Museum.

“Such training will improve and develop the skills of excavators and restorers, enabling them to better their work in the field and archaeological sites,” Chairman of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) archaeologist Tarek Tawfik told The Cairo Post in August 2014.

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