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Open Access Monograph Series: Polymnia: Numismatica antica e medievale. Studi

Polymnia: Numismatica antica e medievale. Studi

Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Volumes 1 and 2

Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Volumes 1 and 2
Edited by Martha Demas and Neville Agnew
2012–2016


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The Valley of the Queens Project was a collaboration of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the Getty Conservation Institute from 2006 to 2011. The project involved comprehensive research, planning and assessment, followed by concept proposals and culminating in the development of detailed plans for flood mitigation, tomb stabilization, wall paintings and site elements, and site and visitor management and infrastructure. Volume 1 records the research and assessment undertaken for these aspects. Volume 2 of the report is the condition summary of the 111 tombs from the 18th,19th, and 20th Dynasties in the Valley of the Queens.
Volume 1: Conservation and Management Planning
Volume 1 consists of six parts. Parts I and II comprise introductory information, an overview of the significance, components and historical context of QV from the 18th Dynasty through the Coptic period, with selected historical and iconographical profiles of tombs, and comprehensive bibliographies and a table of the use, research and interventions at the site.
Part III is an assessment of the management context, which includes the main issues that affect operations at the site as well as elements of an operational plan and considerations of financial sustainability. Part IV focuses on visitor management, including visitor statistics, surveys and observations, the history of visitation, and the potential for additional site elements to be opened for public visitation.
In Part V, sitewide threats and considerations are addressed, including flooding and its assessment through computer modeling and bat colonies that inhabit many of the tombs. Part VI is an historical overview and condition assessment of the fourteen site elements (non-tomb features) in the Queens Valley and its subsidiary valleys.
Volume 2: Assessment of 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasty Tombs
Part VII, the 18th Dynasty tombs, includes a summary of tomb architectural development, the geological and hydrological context, and a brief condition assessment of each of the seventy-seven 18th Dynasty tombs.
Part VIII describes the 19th to 20th Dynasty tombs. It includes a summary of tomb architectural development, geological and hydrological context, and wall painting techniques. For the thirty-four 19th and 20th Dynasty tombs, an inventory form summarizes basic general information (naming systems, attribution, reign; typology; objects recovered; table of use and interventions; and documentation and references). This is followed by detailed assessment of the condition of the paintings and structural stability, and summary recommendations that emerged from the assessments.
How to Cite this Work:
Demas, Martha, and Neville Agnew, eds. 2012. Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: A Collaborative Project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt. Vol. 1, Conservation and Management Planning. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/10020/gci_pubs/valley_queens

Demas, Martha, and Neville Agnew, eds. 2016. Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: A Collaborative Project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt. Vol. 2, Assessment of 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasty Tombs. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute. http://hdl.handle.net/10020/gci_pubs/valley_queens

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Bulletin de la Société nationale des antiquaires de France
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