The Amarna Research Foundation is dedicated exclusively to the advancement of interest and research in the Amarna Period. Funds contributed through memberships and grants are used to promote archaeological excavations, conservation, research and publication about this period of Egyptian history. Significant work is currently being done in the excavation and preservation of Tel el Amarna. Financial grants will be awarded by the Foundation to promote these and other worthy projects dealing with the Amarna period.

The Amarna Research Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit 50l(c)(3) organization incorporated under the laws of Colorado. Contributions to the foundation are tax exempt. It is controlled by a Board of Trustees, all of whom serve as volunteers. There are no salaried positions in the Foundation and the trustees do not receive any kind of recompense for their services.


Robert A. Hanawalt, Founder
Floyd R. Chapman, President
David W. Pepper, Vice President & Publications Chairman
Jill Taylor Pepper, Membership Chairman
Anita McHugh, Secretary
Robyn Stefflin, Treasurer
Merrie Wycoff
Tim Henry
Rodney Shuff
Laura Engle

Honorary Trustees of the Amarna Research Foundation

Bob Brier, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
C. W. Post Campus
Long Island University, Brookville, NY

Barry J. Kemp, CBE
Director, Amarna Project;
Senior Research Fellow,
McDonald Institute
for Archaeological Research,
University of Cambridge

Rita E. Freed, PhD
Norma-Jean Ca;derwppd Curator
Egyptian Nubian & Near Eastern Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

W. Raymond Johnson, PhD
Director Epigraphic Survey
Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Geoffrey Martin, PhD, LittD, FSA
Edwards Professor of Egyptology, University College, London, Retired, Formerly Field Director, Cambridge Expedition to the Valley of the Kings

Dietrich Wildung, PhD
Retired Director
Egyptian Museum. Berlin

Richard Wilkinson, PhD
Regents Professor Emeritus, at the University of Arizona and founding director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition