Update December 2011

Dear visitor,

Despite the problems in Egypt, work on the two projects continued. Most of the time, however, was spent to the EMCP, the daily reports of which can be read below. The Nature article has lead to much attention and several papers, interviews and other developments was the result of that. The work will continue next year with a focus on conservation; photography and registration of all Tano leather has been finished, next the comparable material in the Egyptian Museum will be the focus of the team members responsible for this task. Simultaneously, the detailed analysis will be done. Both the philological and iconographic studies started.

Preparation of the Chariot Conference (1 & 2 December 2012) is ongoing; please, have a look at the announcements for information.

Work on the leather finds from Gebel Adda, housed in the Royal Ontario Museum, is ongoing. In 2012 the leatherwork found by the Polish Mission to Deir el-Bahari, the German Mission to Dra Abu el-Naga and the German/Swiss Mission at Elephentine will be studied.

The continuation of the work in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo of the Footwear Project is scheduled for next year as well: there are still about 40 pieces to be studied. Meanwhile, work on the final archaeological report of the project  (phase I) is ongoing.

Below you will find a list of articles that have been published or submitted this year; you can find these too at the sections on this website, together with the description of the projects. Due to problems with the previous publisher of the Tutankhamun Footwear and Amarna Leatherwork books, I was forced to re-publish them. I am grateful to my friends from Sidestone Press (www.sidestone.com) to take care of this and, especially, for find time to do this on such a short notice and so fast, making the books available again by next year! A nice development is that the books will also be made available online to read. Moreover, a new book was published on the leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery Deir el-Bachit (see below).

Amarna Leatherwork: http://www.sidestone.com/books/amarna-s-leatherwork. For online reading: http://www.sidestone.com/library/amarna-s-leatherwork

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012!




AELP (including EMCP)

Veldmeijer, A.J. & S. Ikram. Submitted. [The Tano chariot in the Egyptian Museum Cairo.] – Current World Archaeology.

Veldmeijer, A.J. & S. Ikram. Submitted. De strijdwagen in het oude Egypte: een overzicht. – Archeologie Magazine.

Veldmeijer, A.J. & S. Ikram. With contributions by L. Skinner. Submitted.  Preliminary Report of the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project (EMCP). –  Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt.

Veldmeijer, A.J. & S. Ikram. Submitted. Why Leather in Ancient Egyptian Chariots? – Proceedings ‘Why Leather’ Conference.

Veldmeijer, A.J. 2011. What’s in a stitch. – Archaeological Leather Group Newsletter 34: 16-19.

Veldmeijer, A.J. 2011. Sandals, shoes and other leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery of Deir el-Bachit. Analysis and Catalogue. – Leiden, Sidestone Press.

Marchant, J. 2011. A short article about our Egyptian Museum Chariot Project:



2011. Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Technological Aspects. Part XIV. Leather Eared Sandals. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 8, 5: 1-31 (free download at www.palarch.nl).

In press. Ptolemaic footwear from the Amenhotep II temple at Luxor. – Journal of the American Research Centre in Egypt.

In press. Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Technological Aspects. Part XVIII. Fibre Composite Sandals. – Jaarberichten Ex Oriente Lux.

New paper AEFP

A new paper in the series on footwear technology has been published on www.PalArch.nl:

2011. Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Technological Aspects. Part XIV. Leather Eared Sandals. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 8, 5: 1-31.