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A project of the American Research Center in Egypt

Franco-Egyptian Mission


A joint mission between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Centre d’Etude et de Documentation sur l’Ancienne Egypte (CEDAE) under the direction of Christiane Desroches Noblecourt and, later, of Christian Leblanc. Their activities, which were largely developed from 1984 to 1994, included epigraphic surveys, architectural and photographic documentation, clearing and exploration of all numbered tombs, and site management efforts. Their research has provided a comprehensive understanding of the use of the area, the identity of many tombs, and the post-pharaonic history of the site.