Rebecca Dash Sperber has been working as a surveyor for our Foundation since our first magnetometry survey at Giza in 2000 when she was 14. Since then she has worked at Wadi Gawasis on the Red Sea, at Giza and in the Valley of the Kings.

At Wadi Gawasis, a port on the Red Sea from which the Egyptians launched expeditions to the fabled land of Punt, Rebecca worked on surveys which successfully located the contours of the Middle Kingdom harbor. That ancient shoreline was found through the use of magnotometry. It lay beneath a meter of salt encrusted sand about a half kilometer from the current seashore and was otherwise invisible from the surface.

Rebecca Dash in the Valley of the Kings

At Giza, Rebecca has participated in eight topographic and remote sensing surveys, mapping and recording features in the Workers’ City, at the Menkaure Valley Temple, within Khentkawes Town, at the Great Sphinx, and at the Great Pyramid. She served as an indispensable part of the team that resurveyed the base of the Great Pyramid in 2015, establishing new estimates for its size and orientation.

At the Valley of the Kings, working with ground penetrating radar at the behest of Dr. Zahi Hawass, Rebecca helped complete a comprehensive scan around the Tomb of Ay and in and around nearby workmen’s huts.

Rebecca holds a Masters Degree from Albany Medical College and a Bachelors of Science Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She also holds one US patent. She is currently a Physician Assistant practicing in Albany, NY and a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).


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