Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
1155 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637
Geoffrey Thorndike Martin
Edwards Professor of Egyptology Emeritus, University College London
Re-excavating the Royal Tomb of Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings
The tomb of King Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings was found by the American explorer, Theodore M. Davis, a century ago. Subsequently he published a handsome volume on the reliefs, paintings and objects in the tomb. It was surprising; therefore to realize that there were still large amounts of debris inside the monument. It seemed worth investigating these, in case anything had been overlooked by the Davis Expedition. In three short seasons the work was carried out by the Cambridge Expedition to the Valley of the Kings, with interesting results. The Egyptian authorities also gave permission for the Expedition to examine, catalogue, and photograph the objects found by Davis, hardly any of which had received definitive treatment in Davis’ publication. This lecture Professor Martin discusses this royal tomb.