FALL 2017
GCI News
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Valley of the Queens Assessment Report
Volume 2: Assessment of 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasty Tombs
Edited by Martha Demas and Neville Agnew

The Valley of the Queens project was a collaboration of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and the GCI from 2006 to 2011. The project began with comprehensive research, planning, and assessment; was followed by concept proposals; and culminated in development of detailed plans for flood mitigation, tomb stabilization, wall paintings and site elements, and site and visitor management and infrastructure. Volume 1 (published 2012) records research and assessments undertaken for these aspects of the project.

Volume 2 encomp asses the condition summary of the 111 tombs from the 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasties in the Valley of the Queens. Part 1, the 18th Dynasty tombs, includes a summary of tomb architectural development, the geological and hydrological context, and a brief condition assessment of each of the seventy-seven 18th Dynasty tombs. Part 2 describes the 19th and 20th Dynasty tombs. It includes a summary of tomb architectural development, geological and hydrological context, and wall painting techniques. For the thirty-four 19th and 20th Dynasty tombs, an inventory form summarizes general information (naming systems, attribution, and reign; typology; objects recovered; table of use and interventions; and documentation and references). This is followed by detailed assessment of the condition of the paintings and structural stability, with summary recommendations that emerged from the assessments.

This free publication is available online.