The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt

Voices, images, and objects of material producers 2000–1550 BC

Edited by Gianluca Miniaci, Juan Carlos Moreno García, Stephen Quirke & Andréas Stauder | 2018

This book provides an innovative analysis of the conditions of ancient Egyptian craftsmanship in the light of the archaeology of production, linguistic analysis, visual representation and ethnographic research. During the past decades, the “imaginative” figure…



We graven hier niet de bijbel op!

De Nederlandse opgraving op Tell Deir Alla (1960-1967)

Margreet L. Steiner & Bart Wagemakers | 2018

Dit is het verhaal van een bijzondere opgraving. Onderzocht werd een onaanzienlijke ruïneheuvel in Jordanië. De naam van de ruïneheuvel kwam niet in de Bijbel voor, en er was geen belangrijke stad onder het puin…



The Coffins of the Priests of Amun

Egyptian coffins from the 21st Dynasty in the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden

Edited by Lara Weiss | 2017

Ancient Egyptian coffins provided a shell to protect the deceased both magically and physically. They guaranteed an important requirement for eternal life: an intact body. Not everybody could afford richly decorated wooden coffins. As commodities,…



Engraved Gems

From antiquity to the present

Edited by Ben van den Bercken & Vivian Baan | 2017

Many are no larger than a fingertip. They are engraved with symbols, magic spells and images of gods, animals and emperors. These stones were used for various purposes. The earliest ones served as seals for…



Nineveh

Hoofdstad van een wereldrijk

Onder redactie van Lucas P. Petit & Daniele Morandi Bonacossi | 2017

“Wel, wat Nineveh betreft, schipper, dat is lang geleden weggevaagd. Alle sporen zijn verdwenen en het is onmogelijk te raden waar het lag.” – Lucianus Nineveh, de machtige hoofdstad van het Assyrische rijk, fascineerde klassieke…



Nineveh, the Great City

Symbol of Beauty and Power

Edited by Lucas P. Petit, & Daniele Morandi Bonacossi | 2017

‘Well, as for Nineveh, skipper, it was wiped out long ago. There’s not a trace of it left, and one can’t even guess where it was’ (Lucian, 2nd century AD). Nineveh, the once-flourishing capital of…



Sailors, Musicians and Monks

The Leatherwork from Dra‘ Abu el Naga (Luxor, Egypt)

André J. Veldmeijer, with contributions by Daniel Polz and Ute Rummel | 2017

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…



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The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt

Voices, images, and objects of material producers 2000–1550 BC

Edited by Gianluca Miniaci, Juan Carlos Moreno García, Stephen Quirke & Andréas Stauder | 2018

This book provides an innovative analysis of the conditions of ancient Egyptian craftsmanship in the light of the archaeology of production, linguistic analysis, visual representation and ethnographic research. During the past decades, the “imaginative” figure…



We graven hier niet de bijbel op!

De Nederlandse opgraving op Tell Deir Alla (1960-1967)

Margreet L. Steiner & Bart Wagemakers | 2018

Dit is het verhaal van een bijzondere opgraving. Onderzocht werd een onaanzienlijke ruïneheuvel in Jordanië. De naam van de ruïneheuvel kwam niet in de Bijbel voor, en er was geen belangrijke stad onder het puin…



The Coffins of the Priests of Amun

Egyptian coffins from the 21st Dynasty in the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden

Edited by Lara Weiss | 2017

Ancient Egyptian coffins provided a shell to protect the deceased both magically and physically. They guaranteed an important requirement for eternal life: an intact body. Not everybody could afford richly decorated wooden coffins. As commodities,…



Engraved Gems

From antiquity to the present

Edited by Ben van den Bercken & Vivian Baan | 2017

Many are no larger than a fingertip. They are engraved with symbols, magic spells and images of gods, animals and emperors. These stones were used for various purposes. The earliest ones served as seals for…



Nineveh

Hoofdstad van een wereldrijk

Onder redactie van Lucas P. Petit & Daniele Morandi Bonacossi | 2017

“Wel, wat Nineveh betreft, schipper, dat is lang geleden weggevaagd. Alle sporen zijn verdwenen en het is onmogelijk te raden waar het lag.” – Lucianus Nineveh, de machtige hoofdstad van het Assyrische rijk, fascineerde klassieke…



Nineveh, the Great City

Symbol of Beauty and Power

Edited by Lucas P. Petit, & Daniele Morandi Bonacossi | 2017

‘Well, as for Nineveh, skipper, it was wiped out long ago. There’s not a trace of it left, and one can’t even guess where it was’ (Lucian, 2nd century AD). Nineveh, the once-flourishing capital of…



Sailors, Musicians and Monks

The Leatherwork from Dra‘ Abu el Naga (Luxor, Egypt)

André J. Veldmeijer, with contributions by Daniel Polz and Ute Rummel | 2017

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…






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