Currently a visiting professor of Art History at the University of Memphis, Dr. Strudwick earned his Ph.D. from Liverpool University. He has excavated in Egypt for many years and has a long-standing interest in the Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes. Currently he directs the excavation of the tomb of Senneferi in Thebes. He publishes extensively on ancient Egypt, and his books include scholarly and popular works on ancient Egyptian history and archaeology. A very versatile scholar, he has produced a volume of translations of ancient Egyptian texts from the Old Kingdom (2500-2000 B.C.) and several books on Egyptian objects in the collections of the British Museum. Some of his fieldwork and publications are done in collaboration with his wife Helen, also a noted Egyptologist. To name only a few, his books include Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt and The Administration of Egypt in the Old Kingdom, as well as collaborative and edited volumes, such as The Theban Necropolis: Past, Present, and Future and Thebes in Egypt: A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor.