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A project of the American Research Center in Egypt

About the TMP

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The Valley of the Kings. Photo: Kenneth Garrett
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The Theban Mapping Project has been working in Thebes and particularly the Valley of the Kings for nearly three decades. The project and its focus have changed a lot over this period of time and even now the Theban Mapping Project continues to develop and expand. Access the links below to learn in more detail about the history of the Theban Mapping Project from its beginnings in 1978 and discover how we carry out different aspects of our work.


Mission Statement

The purpose of the Theban Mapping Project is to design and implement existing condition reports and management plans for the archaeological sites of the Theban Necropolis.  The website makes available the TMP's maps, drawings, images, and descriptions to provide an authoritative resource for scholars, students, teachers, on-site inspectors, and tourists.  Its goals are to enhance visitors experience, support long-term preservation, facilitate study, and more effectively manage one of the world’s most valuable archaeological treasures.