By Andre J. Veldmeijer

The traditional Egyptian urban of inform el-Amarna (or Amarna, historical Akhetaten) used to be the short-lived capital equipped by means of the arguable Pharaoh Akhenaten, most likely the daddy of the recognized Tutankhamun, and deserted presently after his loss of life (c. 1336 BCE). it's one in every of the few Pharaonic towns to were completely excavated and is a wealthy resource of data concerning the lifestyle of the traditional Egyptians.

This quantity, the 1st of 2, offers the leatherwork excavated on the website by way of those quite a few expeditions. The booklet comprises components: and the initial research. the previous provides the distinctive description of the gadgets (among which chariot leather-based and footwear), followed by way of color pictures and, the place important, line- and building drawings. The latter contains an evidence of the Amarna Leatherwork venture besides as initial interpretations of the reveals.

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Smaller isolated scraps are not described/illustrated. ÄM AM 033. 57 Catalogue A. German Excavations 1911-1914 Description Thin, almost complete sole of multi-layered sandal, as suggested by the stitch holes at the perimeter. Parts of straps still present. Cat. No. 15 Specialist No. Group Year Find No. 1 Leather, bone Mostly reddish brown. ” (n) See ‘Clothing’ (Cat. No. 61). It is tempting to suggest that the remnants are from one or a pair of sandals. However, the technique clearly suggests at least two different types of sandals.

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