The New Kingdom Research Foundation is an academic foundation devoted to furthering the study of Ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom (1550-1069BC).

The foundation funds and carries out work principally in and around the Theban necropolis on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor. To date its work has concentrated on the establishment and development of the royal burial grounds of the Eighteenth Dynasty.


In 2013 and early 2014 the New Kingdom Research Foundation completed a study of the Western Wadis of the Theban necropolis.  Since then in late 2014 and early 2015 the mission has been re-clearing four shaft tombs at the WB1 site at the mouth of the Wadi Bariya to the north-west of the Western Wadis. These tombs are the family burials of two wives and a son of Amenhotep III, his sister Ti’aa and at least thirteen court women.