Dr Elena Pischikova is the Founder and Director of the South Asasif Conservation Project, an Egyptian-American mission working under the auspices of the Ministry of State for Antiquities. The project is dedicated to the restoration and reconstruction of the tombs of Karakhamun (TT 223), Karabasken (TT 391), and Irtieru (TT 390). From 2001–2005, she directed the project on the re-excavation of the tomb of Nespakashuty (TT 312) and the reconstruction of its entrance gate, sponsored by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and The American Research Center in Egypt.Dr Julia Budka is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Starting Grant project AcrossBorders hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She has carried out excavation work since 1996 with various international teams (Austrian, German, Swiss, French, and American) at different site types, including settlements, multi-functional sites, temples, and necropolises. She has worked as a field director since 2002 (in Asasif, Abydos, Fourth Cataract, and Sai Island), and her current focus of work is Sai Island, Northern Sudan (New Kingdom town). Kenneth Griffin is a PhD student of Egyptology at Swansea University, researching the role of the rekhyt-people within the Egyptian temple. He has worked at Abydos and Thebes, and is currently a team member of the South Asasif Conservation Project, focusing specifically on the Book of the Dead within the Second Pillared Hall of the tomb of Karakhamun.