Project management

Prof. Dr. Susanne Bickel,
Project director, University of Basel

Lic. phil. Elina Paulin-Grothe
Field director, University of Basel

Abdu Daramally
Rais, Luxor

Team

Dr. phil. Faried Adrom
Research Fellow, University of Basel

Tanja Alzheimer, MA
Geodetic, Stockholm

Emanuele Casini, MA
Research Associate, University of Basel

Claudia Gamma, MA
Research Associate, University of Basel

Charlotte Hunkeler, MA
Research Associate, University of Basel

Matjaz Kacicnik
Photographer, Cairo

Dr. phil. Hans-Hubertus Münch
Research Fellow, University of Basel

Erico Peintner, Kons./Rest (FH)
Conservator, Cairo

Partners / Cooperations

Dr. David Aston
Egyptologist & Ceramic expert, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Dr. Nesrin El-Hadidi
Archaeobotanist, Cairo University

Dr. Nakita Frater
Anthropologist, University of Zurich

Dr. Rim Hamdy
Archaeobotanist, Cairo University

Prof. Dr. Salima Ikram
Anthropologist, American University, Cairo

Prof. Dr. Somaia Ismail
Molecular geneticist, National Research Centre Giza

Dr. Christiane Jacquat
Archaeobotanist, University of Zurich

Dr. Rabab Khairat
Molecular geneticist, National Research Centre Giza

Dr. Sabrina Meyer
Anthropologist, University of Zurich

Dr. Anita Quiles
Archaeometry, IFAO (Institut français d’archéologie orientale), Cairo

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Frank Rühli
Anthropologist, University of Zurich

Dr. med. dent. Roger Seiler
Anthropologist, University of Zurich

Agnieszka Wos Jucker, Kons./Rest
Textile conservator, Abegg Stiftung, Riggisberg


Research cooperations

Within the framework of the yearly excavation campaigns, the University of Basel’s core team works together with numerous experts in various related fields (Egyptology, archaeology, geodesy, medicine / palaeoanatomy, anthropology, wood and textile conservation and ceramics). The University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project also serves as a training programme for students of Egyptology at the University of Basel.

The University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project works in close cooperation with the following international institutions:

Frank Rühli

University of Zurich: Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM)

Prof. Dr. Frank Rühli and his team examine the human remains in tombs KV 31, KV 40 and KV 64.

Salima Ikram

American University of Cairo

Prof. Dr. Salima Ikram analyses the non-human remains found in KV 31, which served as a generous alimentary supply for the deceased.

David Aston

The Austrian Academy of Sciences

Dr. David Aston, an acknowleged expert in his field, documents and evaluates the collected ceramic objects.

[Translate to English:] Rim Hamdy & Christiane Jacquat

University of Cairo / University of Zurich

Remains of fibres and plants originating from tomb furniture (mats, chests, etc.) are analyzed by Dr. Christiane Jacquat.

Agnieszka Wos Jucker

Abegg-Stiftung Riggisberg

Agnieszka Wos Jucker, textile conservator, has the task of viewing, consolidating and analysing the recovered textile fragments and mummy bandages.


Supporters

Without the support of our colleagues from the Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs, the success of the University of Basel in Luxor would not have been possible. We would like to thank our colleagues for their many years of trusting cooperation.

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Funding of the University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project has been provided by the Gertrud Mayer Foundation and by private sponsors since 2009. Without their continuous support, the progress achieved and the successes attained would not have been possible.

Beginning in the spring of 2015 and for the duration of 3 years, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) will finance a complete processing and evaluation of the finds in KV 40.

As of 2015 our project also enjoys the support of the Alumni of the University of Basel.

Many thanks to our institutional and personal supporters!