Publications concerning ancient Nubian and Egyptian leatherwork

Dear Colleagues,
The following publications concerning ancient Nubian and Egyptian leatherwork are now available online and may be of interest to you.

Excavations of Gebel Adda (Lower Nubia). Ancient Nubian Leatherwork. Part I. Sandals and Shoes
André J. Veldmeijer | 2016

The excavations of Gebel Adda (Lower Nubia) by the American Research Center in Egypt’s Nubian Expedition (1962-1966, directed by Nicholas B. Millet) yielded large quantities of objects, including an impressive collection of leatherwork. The finds, which show a remarkable degree of preservation, date from the Meroitic Period (about AD 100-400) through the Christian (AD 641-1400) and Islamic Periods (AD 1400), and were mainly recovered from tombs.

For more info, read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/excavations-of-gebel-adda-lower-nubia


Leatherwork from Elephantine (Aswan, Egypt). Analysis and Catalogue of the Ancient Egyptian & Persian Leather Finds
André J. Veldmeijer | 2016

‘Leatherwork from Elephantine’ describes, illustrates and analyses the finds from the excavations at Elephantine island (Aswan, Egypt) that are conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), in collaboration with the Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt (SI). The majority of the finds are dated to periods well after the pharaonic era (4th century AD onwards).

For more info, read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/leatherwork-from-elephantine-aswan-egypt


OUT SOON

Sailors, Musicians and Monks. The Leatherwork from Dra Abu el Naga (Luxor, Egypt)
André J. Veldmeijer, with contributions by Daniel Polz and Ute Rummel | Forthcoming

This volume describes, illustrates, and analysis the finds from the excavations at Dra Abu el-Naga, an important necropolis on the east bank of the Nile in Luxor (Egypt), which was in use from Middle Kingdom times until the early Christian era. Excavations of the site have been conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

For more info, to read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/sailors-musicians-and-monks


Please find more info on our most recent books below, or simply visit our site to see all books on ancient leatherwork: https://www.sidestone.com/books/?q=ancient+leather

The Naga Project

The Naga Project has a new web site, which is today’s featured link. The site is available in German as well as English.

An excerpt from the website:
As a secondary royal residence for the kings and queens of Meroe, Naga was a city of splendour. Three of its temples have survived intact through the millennia, ten further temples and palaces, concealed under huge mounds of rubble, await excavation along with the vast necropolis with its hundreds of graves.

Amara West Research Project

Today’s featured link is the blog of the Amara West Research Project.

The above link takes you to the first post of the 2015 season at Amara West.  The team has been blogging about their work on site since December 2012 (previous posts are available on the blog archives).

Additional information about the research project, the excavators and the archaeological site can be found here.

The Nubia Museum (Aswan)

The featured link today is that of the Nubia Museum, located in Aswan, Egypt.

Entirely dedicated to Nubian civilisation and culture, the museum’s collection spans from Prehistory to the present. Many of the artefacts displayed were recovered during the International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia.

Sudan Archaeological Research Society

Today’s featured society: The Sudan Archaeological Research Society (SARS).

From the SARS website:
The Society aims to promote interest in the Sudan’s cultural heritage and raise awareness of its place in the history of mankind. Most significantly, the Society mounts expeditions to excavate and record threatened sites before they are lost to knowledge forever.

The Mahas Survey Project

The Society will feature web links to archaeological projects at various sites in Sudan as entries on its blog.  These links will also be added to the new Links page (available from the menu).  Links to relevant scholarly journals and associations will also be featured.
Dig directors are encouraged to submit their websites and blogs for consideration. Please contact the ISNS Honorary Secretary or the ISNS webmaster by e-mail.

Today’s featured archaeological project: The Mahas Survey Project