Rebecca Dash has been working as a surveyor 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, Becky participated in the Dash Foundation’s magnetometry surveys which were successful in finding the contours of the ancient harbor. That ancient shoreline was found beneath one meter of salt encrusted sand about a half kilometer from the current seashore.

Rebecca Dash in the Valley of the Kings

At Giza, Becky participated in our 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2011 surveys. Her work included assistance with both the topographic survey work and with the remote sensing. At Giza in 2011, she helped resurvey the base of the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Sphinx.

In 2009 and 2010, Becky was an indispensable part of our survey team which explored the Valley of the Kings with ground penetrating radar, working at the behest of Dr. Zahi Hawass, then head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. Enduring temperatures that peaked at over 120 degrees Fahrenheit, she help complete a comprehensive radar scan around the Tomb of Ay and in and around nearby workmen’s huts.

Becky holds a Masters Degree from Albany Medical College and a Bachelors of Science 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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