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Leatherwork

The Ancient Egyptian Leatherwork Project (AELP) consists of several sub-projects, each of which deals with the leatherwork from a specific site (e.g. Tell el-Amarna). Co-directed by Dr. André J. Veldmeijer and Prof. Dr. Salima Ikram.

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Amarna

Example of chariot leather from Amarna. © Erno Endenburg/André J. Veldmeijer

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Qasr Ibrim

Example of Ottoman shoe from Qasr Ibrim. © André J. Veldmeijer

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Elephantine

Working sketch of a sandal (el-087a). © André J. Veldmeijer

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Dra Abu el Naga

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Deir el-Bachit

Example of a book cover fragment. © André J. Veldmeijer (based on sketch by Pieter Collet)

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Fustat

Introduction

A first, limited assessment of the leatherwork from Fustat shows that the bulk of material consists of footwear (mainly sandals and shoes). The pieces seen thus far, though brittle due to dehydration, are in fairly good condition, and the corpus does not seem to be in immediate danger of deterioration (save unchanged storage condition).

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Gebel Adda (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto)

Example of a sandal as often found in Gebel Adda. © Mikko H. Kriek

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Proyecto Djehuty

Excavations

Spanish Mission Luxor, directed by Dr. José Galan (http://www.excavacionegipto.com/el_proyecto/campaigns.php)

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TT3

Excavations

Belgian Mission Luxor, directed by Dr. Laurent Bavay.

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Live History of Theban Tombs (Luxor)

Excavations

Swiss Mission, directed by Prof. Dr. Susanne Bickel (https://lhtt.philhist.unibas.ch/project-staff-3/)

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Egyptian Museum Chariot Project (EMCP)

 

Example of the Tano chariot. © Erno Endenburg.

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EMCP weblog

2011-2012 season: 12 March

Today, we were able to finish most of the drawings to allow us to reconstruct the chariot. Two more pieces remain, but these can only be worked on after being dealt with by Lucy Skinner. Salima has continued her work on checking our observations. Meanwhile, our draftsman, Mikko Kriek, had a first look on the chariot remains in the museum as well as on the depictions on stela.

Part of the team (from left to right): Salima Ikram, Ibrahim el Gawaad, Mikko Kriek and, in the back to the left, André J. Veldmeijer. © EMCP.

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