||When Edwin "Ted" Brock joined the Theban Mapping Project he already had extensive knowledge of Egypt, having lived here since 1983. A native of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, Ted has had an overwhelming interest in Egypt since childhood. He obtained a B.A. and M.A. in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he majored in ancient history as well as Near Eastern studies, including Arabic. He went on to continue Egyptological studies at the University of Toronto where he is a doctoral candidate in the department of Near Eastern Studies, currently finishing work on his dissertation, a study of New Kingdom royal sarcophagi.|
Ted first came to Egypt in 1981 as a member of the University of Toronto Wadi Tumilat Project working at the East Delta site of Tall al Masqutah. In addition to four seasons with that project, he has also participated in excavations with the Akhenaten Temple Project at East Karnak, the Dakhlah Oasis Project, New York University's Apis Embalming House Project at Memphis and the Royal Ontario Museum Lahun Expedition. He is co-director of the Amenmeses Project sponsored by Memphis University and directed by Otto Schaden, involved in the clearance and documentation of KV 10 in the Valley of the Kings. He has also been involved for many years in a project of his own in the Valley of the Kings, documenting the New Kingdom royal sarcophagi of the post-Amarna period. He participated as project photographer for three seasons with the American Research Center in Egypt Field School and as Egyptological consultant and photographer for the Valley of the Kings Research Group. Between 1983 and 1994 he served as director of the Canadian Institute in Egypt, a support facility serving Canadian and other expeditions and scholars carrying out research in Egypt.
With his encyclopedic knowledge of Egypt's sites and in particular the Valley of the Kings, Ted is an asset to the Theban Mapping Project. As one of our staff Egyptologists, Ted is responsible for researching and preparing material for our archaeological and image databases.