In December 2016, Egyptian textile team was ready to welcome the Japanese team to start working right away on confirming the target artifacts. The team started updating the database with recent data, and also at the same time they conducted preliminary condition check to identfy damages and their degrees.

Since the Egyptians and Japanese have known each other since the textile training courses from the previous phases,which made communication very easy, and work go very smooth. Both sides expressed their pleasure to finally start working together on the precious though fragile treasures of Tutankhamun.