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Theban Mapping Project

Since its founding in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project (TMP), which is now based at the American University in Cairo, has been working on a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes.

With its thousands of temples and tombs, Thebes is one of the world's most important archaeological areas. In the last ten years, TMP has been focused more on the Valley of the Kings in Thebes. Modern surveying techniques were used to measure the tombs.

From the data collected, the TMP is preparing 3-D computer models of these tombs. TMP is also continuing its excavation of KV 5, the tomb that belongs to the sons of King Ramesses II.

TMP shares the work and research with the interested public through a series of publications and their website.