Scientists from Egypt participate in Winter School

International, Research |

In November 2021, a team of researchers from the Faculty of Engineering-Cairo University (Rock Engineering Laboratory and Non Destructive Techniques Center of Excellence) participated in a winter school organized by our Chair of Non-destructive testing. Both partners are successfully collaborating since 2020 in the investigation of the Great Pyramid in the framework of ScanPyramids Project.

Group photo on the Zugspitze
The German-Egyptian team in front of the Scheneefernerhaus on the Zugspitze
Man and woman standing side by side laughing at camera
SVP Prof. Juliane Winkelmann welcomes Prof. Hany Helal, former Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and State Minister for Scientific Research, at the Technical University Munich.

The winter school addressed GPR, ultrasound, ERT, computed tomography, and infrared thermography training, lab visits, and field measurements. A technical visit to the restoration department of the Deutsches Museum München was included. The German-Egyptian team spent some days at the TUM campus in Reitenhaslach and the Research Station Schneefernerhaus at the Zugspitze. At the Zugspitze they carried out several ERT and GPR measurements out in the Kammstollen gallery. These tests were performed in cooperation with the TUM Chair of Landslide Research. Moreover, some measurements were carried out at the Castle of Burghausen in preparation for the next measurement campaign in the Khufu pyramid (Cheops) in Gizeh. In the end, the team planned the next measurement campaign for the upcoming trip to Egypt.

This winter school was possible thanks to the financial support of the German-Egyptian Progress Partnership program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) of the Technical University of Munich.

More about the ScanPyramids project on the website of the Chair of Non-destructive Testing