Wilkinson, Richard H
Regents Professor Emeritus

Main Research Interests:

  • Excavation and study of New Kingdom Egyptian monumental structures--tombs, temples and palaces
  • Egyptian art, culture, religion and symbolism
  • Egyptian interaction with surrounding cultures

Major Archaeological Projects:

  • Excavation, study and recording of New Kingdom Royal Monuments in the area of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. 1989-
  • Current Project: Excavation of the New Kingdom Memorial Temple of Queen Tausret, Western Thebes

Professional Offices and Affiliations:

  • Editor, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections
  • Member, International Association of Egyptologists
  • Founding President, Arizona Chapter, American Research Center in Egypt (1990-2000)
  • National Board of Governors, American Research Center in Egypt (1994-1997)
  • Editorial Board, KMTA Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt (1994-present)
  • Board of Trustees, The Amarna Research Foundation (1996-present)
  • National Board of Governors, American Research Center in Egypt, Second Term (1997-2000)
  • Editorial Board, PalArch Foundation (2005-present)

Publications (numerous articles, chapters and reviews, and the following books):

  • Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture (London and New York, 1992);
    Swedish, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic translations.
  • Symbol and Magic in Egyptian Art (London and New York, 1994); Spanish translation.
  • Valley of the Sun-KingsNew Explorations in the Tombs of the Pharaohs (Tucson, 1995)
  • The Complete Valley of the KingsTombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs, co-authored with C. Nicholas Reeves (London and New York, 1996); German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch translations.
  • The Complete Temples of Ancient EgyptEternal Symbols in Stone (London and New York, 2000); Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian translations.
  • The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (London and New York, 2003); German, Spanish, Japanese, French translations.
  • Egyptology Today (Cambridge, 2008)
  • Egyptian Scarabs (Oxford, 2008)
  • The Temple of Tausret: The University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition Excavations, 2004-2011 (Tucson, 2011)
  • Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt (Oxford, 2012)

Electronic Publications:

  • Editor, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections (2008-)