Theodore Davis
Date of Birth  :
1837 February 23, 1915
Place of Birth  :
New York City
Country  :
United States
Field of Expertise  :
Egyptology
Educational background  :

He was an American lawyer.

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • He was an American lawyer and is best recognized for his excavations in Egypt's Valley of the Kings between 1902 and 1914.
  • He acted as private sponsor for the Antiquities Service.
  • The excavations carried out under Davis's sponsorship are among the most significant ever undertaken in the valley, in the course of 12 years about 30 tombs were exposed and/or cleared in his name, the best known among them are KV46 (tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu), KV55 (the Amarna cache), KV57 (tomb of Horemheb) and KV54 (Tutankhamun embalming cache).

Bibliography  :
The Tombs of Harmhabi and Touatankhamanou (Duckworth Egyptology) (Duckworth Egyptology Series), Black Politics Today: The Era of Socioeconomic Transition, The Tomb of Iouiya and Touiyou: with The Funeral Papyrus of Iouiya (Duckworth Egyptology) (Duckworth Egyptology Series).