archeologist and Egyptologist. In 1966 he began work with Dr.
James Harris on a study of dentition that resulted in a project
to x-ray mummies in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. He received
his Ph.D. in Egyptology from Yale in 1970. He worked at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, at the Giza necropolis, Chicago
Oriental Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
From 1988 to the present he has been professor of Egyptology at
American University in Cairo. Weeks began a project to
survey and map the locations of tombs, temples and other
archaeological sites and structures on the Theban West Bank and
thus the Theban Mapping Project was started in 1978. By 1995,
Dr. Weeks realized that he had unearthed the largest tomb in the
Valley of the Kings.