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Kent R. Weeks
(1941)

 American 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.