Supporters and Friends
The Amarna Royal Tombs Project


The Amarna Royal Tombs Project`s excavations in the Valley of the Kings were managed by The Valley of the Kings Foundation.

The work was carried out with the generous permission and cooperation of Egypt`s Ministry of Culture and Supreme Council of Antiquities. Thanks are due to the SCA`s former Permanent Secretary, Prof. Dr Gaballa Aly Gaballa, and the organization`s ever-helpful officers and inspectors - specifically Dr Mohammed el-Soghir, Dr Mohammed Nasr, Mr Sabry Abd el-Aziz, Mr Mohammed Abd el-Aziz el-Bialy, Mr Ibrahim Mahmoud Suleiman, Mr Ahmed Ezz el-Din and Mr Ezz el-Din Kamal. Thanks are also due to Dr Zahi Hawass, now Secretary General of the SCA but prior to 2002 Undersecretary of State for the Giza Pyramids.

In 1998 the Amarna Royal Tombs Project`s principal financial backer was Tom Blackmore.
In 1999 and 2000 the Project`s principal financial backer was Piers Litherland.
In 2002 the Project`s principal financial backer was Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc.

In addition, the Project would like to acknowledge with gratitude the generous financial contributions of the following:

The Maecenas Foundation, Basel (1999)
National Geographic Magazine, Washington DC (1999)

The Amarna Research Foundation, Arvada, Colorado (1999, 2000, 2002)
James Birch (1999)
Dr Alexandra Dees (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002)
C
atherine Dees (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002)
Nick Harbinson (1999)
Olive Hogg (2001)
George B. Johnson (2000, 2002)
Lloyd George Management, Hong Kong (1999, 2000)
Barbara G. Mertz (1999, 2000, 2002)
Bill and Nancy Petty Foundation, Littleton, Colorado (1999, 2000)
Elaine Teo (1999, 2000)
The Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester (1998)
Adam Williams (1999)

Kiki Adams (1998)
Nigel Aiken (1999)
Nick Allan (1999)
Jonathan Boyer (1999)
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, Georgia (1998, 1999)
Naoko Chiba (1998, 1999)
The Edelman Foundation, New York (1998)
Eton College, Windsor (1998, 1999)
B. C. and C. B. Grigsby (2000)
Bill Hudson (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002)
Alan L. Jeffreys (2000)
Dr Joseph S. Klemek (1998, 2001)
Andrew Korner (1999)
Yuko Koda (1998)
Dr Paul E. LeRoy (1999)
Mrs Douglas Mackessack (1999)
Carole Mitzman (2001, 2002)
Howard Moseley (1999)
Arthur H. Muir Jr. (1998)
Margaret H. Robbins (2000)
Maurer Cavari Rolando (2000)
Edie Scott (2001)
Dieter Tomczak (2001)
The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (2001)
The Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt, Nottingham (2001)
Lillian W. Wyshak (1998)

The Countess Baldwin of Bewdley (1998)
Louise S. Cavanaugh (1999)
Lynne and John Cole (1999, 2000)
S. W. Cross (2001)
Fraser D. Matthews (2001)
Digital Microsystems, Portland, Oregon (1999)
Carole Mitzman (2001, 2002)
David Moyer (2000)
M. and L. Mottur (1998)

For generous gifts of equipment, supplies and services, The Amarna Royal Tombs Project would like gratefully to acknowledge:

Fuji Film, Tokyo (1999, 2000)
Kajima Construction, Tokyo and Cairo (1999, 2000, 2002)
KMT A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt (2000, 2001)
Pasco Corporation, Tokyo (2000, 2001, 2002)
Polo/Ralph Lauren, New York (1998)
Sony, Tokyo (1999, 2000)
Tajima Tool Company, Tokyo (2000)
Terrainformation, Tokyo (2000, 2001, 2002)

For other much-valued help and assistance, including access to equipment, personnel and professional expertise, we should like to thank:

Austrian Archaeological Institute, Cairo (2000)
Chicago House, Luxor (1998, 1999, 2002)
The Egyptian Culture Centre, Waseda University, Tokyo (1998)
William Kerr (1999, 2000)
Kingsley Napley, London (1998, 1999)
Oriental Museum, University of Durham (1998, 1999)
Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor (1999, 2000, 2002)
Department of Archaeology, UCLA (1998)
University of Durham (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)

Special thanks are due to John Ruffle for valuable advice and support.