ancient egypt resource

Nicholas Reeves is Lila Acheson Wallace Associate Curator in the Department of Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

A specialist in Egyptian history and material culture, Reeves graduated with first class honours in Ancient History from University College London in 1979, and in 1984 received his PhD from Durham University for the thesis Studies in the Archaeology of the Valley of the Kings, with particular reference to tomb robbery and the caching of the royal mummies - text; notes). He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1994, and an Honorary Fellow of the Oriental Museum, Durham University in 1996.

Since 1984 Reeves has been active in various museum and heritage roles. These have included: Curator in the former Department of Egyptian Antiquities (now Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan) at The British Museum (initiating the Survey of Egyptian Collections in the UK - an integral component of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Cornucopia database); Curator to the seventh Earl of Carnarvon at Highclere Castle; Curatorial Consultant on Egyptian antiquities to the Freud Museum, London; Director of Collections for The Denys Eyre Bower Bequest at Chiddingstone Castle; and GAD Tait Curator of Egyptian and Classical Art at Eton College. During 2010-11 he was Sylvan C Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fellow in the Department of Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As an archaeologist Nicholas Reeves is best known for his excavations in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, where in the winter of 2000 a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey carried out by his Amarna Royal Tombs Project (ARTP) first encountered the undisturbed funerary chamber KV63 (subsequently cleared by the University of Memphis and Otto Schaden).

Reeves has published extensively on a range of subjects, lectured widely to both academic and popular audiences, and over the years arranged a number of highly acclaimed conferences and exhibitions in London, New York, Tokyo and elsewhere. The present site - very much a work in progress - is intended in due course to document fully his efforts in these and other areas of Egyptology and the broader historical field.

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