The Epigraphic Survey

CH-color-logo-2015.jpgThe Epigraphic Survey, based at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt, is directed by W. Raymond Johnson, Research Associate and Associate Professor at the Oriental Institute. The mission of the Survey since its founding in 1924 has been to produce photographs and precise line drawings of the inscriptions and relief scenes on major temples and tombs at Luxor for publication. More recently the Survey has expanded its program to include conservation, restoration, and site management. In addition to the field director, the professional staff of the Survey normally includes three to four epigraphers, four to five artists, two photographers, an architect, a librarian, several conservators, stonemasons, and IT consultants. The epigraphers and artists include both graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who have received training in all aspects of Egyptology. The Epigraphic Survey is currently conducting its 91th archaeological field season.

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