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About the Directors of the Akhenaten Temple Project


Dr. Donald Redford and Susan Redford

Dr. Donald B. Redford is a professor of Egyptology in the departments of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and History at the Pennsylvania State University. He is an internationally renowned scholar of ancient Egypt and Biblical studies, and a noted expert on the 18th Dynasty Amarna period. Prof. Redford is the author of several books, including Akhenaten, The Heretic King (Princeton, 1984) and Israel, Canaan & Egypt in Ancient Times (Princeton, 1992), and numerous articles. He has been frequently featured in series and documentaries on A&E, The History Channel, and the BBC. Prof. Redford has been the director of the ATP since 1972.

Susan Redford, MA is an archaeologist who has been with the Project for the past 22 years. Currently she is a research affiliate and doctoral candidate at the Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of The Harim Conspiracy: An Investigation into the Murder of Ramesses III (Northern Illinois, 2001) and The Tomb of Ri'a (Toronto, 1994), and numerous articles. As field director of the ATP's Theban Tomb Survey since its inception in 1992, she has mounted annual expeditions to the Valley of the Nobles.

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