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 and has included:

  • the funding of field schools and foreign travel for members of the Ministry of Antiquities (KV57)
  • the sponsorship of the the Cambridge Expedition to the Valley of the Kings (re-clearing the royal tomb of Horemheb (KV57)
  • a study of mason’s marks and chisel marks in the XVIIIth tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • an archaeological survey of the Western Wadis in conjunction with the Cambridge Expedition to the Valley of the Kings

 

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In conjunction with the Cambridge Expedition to the Valley of the Kings, since 2014 the New Kingdom Research Foundation has worked on:

  • the re-clearance of five shaft tombs in the Wadi Bariya
  • the re-examination of Wadi G in the Western Wadis
  • an archaeological survey of Wadi El-Agāla and Wadi Bariya