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The Valley of the KingsA Site Management Handbook$
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Kent R. Weeks and Nigel J. Hetherington

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166082

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.001.0001

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Valley of the Kings Condition Survey

Valley of the Kings Condition Survey

Chapter:
(p.124) 5 Valley of the Kings Condition Survey
Source:
The Valley of the Kings
Author(s):

Kent Weeks

Nigel Hetherington

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.003.0005

The eighteen tombs in the Valley of the Kings that are open to visitors were surveyed for their physical condition. Data include maps, aerial photographs, interior photographs, and archival documents. Detailed information on the extent and types of damage was collected. The survey has resulted in protection plans against flooding and rainfall; an environmental monitoring system; a system of interpretive signs; an Arabic guidebook; a website (www.thebanmappingproject.com); systematic cleaning efforts; and wheelchair access to several of the tombs. Possible future projects for protecting the Valley and the individual tombs are discussed.

Keywords:   conservation, environmental monitoring, restoration, Valley of the Kings

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