About the Author
KENT WEEKS is professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. He has worked in
the Valley of the Kings for more than thirty years and is director of the Theban Mapping Project,
which has been surveying, photographing, and collecting historical data on the monuments in the
Valley of the Kings and the Theban Necropolis. The Project to completely map KV5 continues as
does its excavation. Under the direction of Dr. Weeks, the Project is also developing an
archaeological database that will help ensure the protection of the monuments of ancient Thebes.