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Kent R. Weeks

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Ilka Schacht

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Kent R. Weeks
Walton Chan
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Nicole B. Hansen
Kate Liszka
Catherine H. Roehrig
Ilka Schacht
Djihan Skinner
John Swanson
Susan Weeks
Melissa Zabecki

Maps and Illustrations
Lamice Gabr
Susan Weeks
Walton Chan
Samar Zaki
Ilka Schacht

Francis Dzikowski (unless otherwise noted)

Office Support
Magdi Abuhmed Ali

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Brendhan Hight
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Second Story Interactive Studios

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Brad Johnson

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Brad Johnson, Martin Linde

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Sam Ward

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Matt Arnold

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Martin Linde

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David Waingarten

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David Brewer

Current Site Support

Sandy Polley

American University in Cairo
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Mostafa Abdel Hamid Mostafa, Rare Books and Special Collections Library

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Chicago House
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Amun el Gezira Hotel
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Hod-Hod Soliman Balloon Adventures

Mostafa Soliman

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($500 or more between January 2004 and June 2005)

Stewart S. Annand
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Forney Family Foundation
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Kenneth Rosenbaum
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World Monuments Fund
Howard and Diane Zumsteg
Survey, Excavation Notes and Photographs

The Theban Mapping Project would like to thank Otto Schaden for allowing our surveyor to add to our plan sections uncovered during his excavations in KV 10.

Special thanks go to the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale (especially Bernard Mathieu and Vassil Dobrev) for granting the Theban Mapping Project permission to republish images of KV 34 and KV 35 from Paul Bucher's Les textes des tombes de Thoutmosis III et d'Aménophis II. Mémoires publiés par les membres de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale 60. Cairo: IFAO, 1932.

When the following tombs were surveyed by the TMP during its field seasons of 1979-1989, they were only partly excavated or studied. Since then they have been cleared and mapped by different missions, to whom we are grateful for providing access to their drawings and information about the results of the work and allowing us to publish this on our website.

KV 7
Christian Leblanc (CNRS) and André Guillaume

KV 8, KV 15
Edwin C. Brock

KV 12
Otto Schaden

KV 13
Hartwig Altenmüller

KV 18, KV 32, KV 47
Elena Paulin-Grothe, Andreas Dorn, Günter Heindl (MISR Projekt, University Basel)

KV 22
Dr. Jiro Kondo (Waseda University)

It was impossible for the Theban Mapping Project to access twenty tombs. All plans and measurements of these tombs on this website have been based on the following published sources:

KV 21, KV 27, KV 28, KV 29, KV 31, KV 40, KV 44, KV 45, KV 48, KV 50, KV 51, KV 52, KV 53, KV 58, KV 59, KV F
Carl Nicholas Reeves. Valley of the Kings: The Decline of a Royal Necropolis. London: Kegan Paul International, 1990.

KV 33
John Romer. "The Tomb of Tuthmosis III." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Institut 31: 319 (1975).

KV 39
Rose, John. "An Interim Report on Work in KV 39, September-October 1989." In After Tut'ankhamun: Research and Excavation in the Royal Necropolis at Thebes, edited by Carl Nicholas Reeves, 28-40. London: Kegan Paul, 1992.

KV 39, KV F
Richard H. Wilkinson and Carl Nicholas Reeves. The Complete Valley of the Kings. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

KV 41
Luc Gabolde, Hassan Ibrahim Amer, and Pascale Ballet. "Une exploration de la 'Vallée du Puits': La tombe inachevée no. 41." Bulletin de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale 91: 173-189 (1991).

KV 60
Donald P. Ryan. "Who is Buried in KV 60 Field Report." KMT 1 (1): 37(1990).

The following tombs were surveyed by the TMP, but some details and corrections are based on the sources indicated:

KV 1
Edwin C. Brock. "The Clearance of the Tomb of Ramesses VII." In The Valley of the Sun Kings: New Explorations in the Tombs of the Pharaohs, Papers from The University of Arizona International Conference on the Valley of the Kings, edited by Richard H. Wilkinson, 47-67. Tucson: University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, 1995.

KV 7
Christian Leblanc. "Trois campagnes de fouille dans la tombe de Ramsès II, KV 7, Vallée des Rois, 1993/1994/1995." Memnonia 7: 185-211 (1996).

KV 8
Edwin C. Brock. "The Tomb of Merenptah and its Sarcophagi." In After Tut'ankhamun: Research and Excavation in the Royal Necropolis at Thebes, edited by Carl Nicholas Reeves, 122-140. London: Kegan Paul International, 1992.

KV 9
Friedrich Abitz. Baugeschichte und Dekoration des Grabes Ramses' VI. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 89. Freiburg: Universitätsverlag, 1989.

Alexandre Piankoff. The Tomb of Ramesses VI. Bollingen Series 40 (1). New York: Pantheon, 1954.

KV 13
Hartwig Altenmüller. "Dritter Vorbericht uber die Arbeiten des Archäologischen Instituts der Universität Hamburg am Grab des Bay (KV 13) im Tal der Könige von Theben." Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur 21: 1-18 (1994).

Hartwig Altenmüller. "Zwei Ostraka und ein Baubefund: Zum Tod des Schatzkanzlers Bay im 3 Regierungsjahr des Siptah." Göttinger Miszellen: Beiträge zur Ägyptologische Diskussion 171: 13-18 (1999).

KV 14, KV 47
Hartwig Altenmüller. "Bemerkungen zu den Königsgräbern des Neuen Reiches." Studien zur altägyptischen Kultur 10: 25-61 (1983).

KV 22, KV A
Jiro Kondo. "The Re-clearance of Tombs WV 22 and WV A in the Western Valley of the Kings." In Valley of the Sun Kings: New Explorations in the Tombs of the Pharaohs, Papers from The University of Arizona International Conference on the Valley of the Kings, edited by Richard H. Wilkinson, 25-33. Tucson: University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, 1995.

KV 62
Reeves, Carl Nicholas. The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, The Tomb, The Royal Treasure. London: Thames and Hudson, 1990.

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