Why Leather?

The Material and Cultural Dimensions of Leather

Edited by Susanna Harris & André J. Veldmeijer | 2014

This pioneering volume brings together specialists from contemporary craft and industry and from archaeology to examine both the material properties and the cultural dimensions of leather. The common occurrence of animal skin products through time,…




Archaeological Footwear

Development of shoe patterns and styles from Prehistory till the 1600’s

Marquita Volken | 2014

The knowledge of how to make a shoe pattern was certainly the ancient shoemaker’s most closely guarded secret, passed from master to apprentice but never written down. Now, after 20 years of research, the principles…




Chasing Chariots

Proceedings of the first international chariot conference (Cairo 2012)

Edited by André J. Veldmeijer & Salima Ikram | 2013

The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) (30 November to 2 December 2012). The…




Leatherwork from Qasr Ibrim (Egypt)

Part I: Footwear from the Ottoman Period

André J. Veldmeijer | 2013

Throughout its long history, stretching from the 25th Dynasty (c. 752-656 BC) to the Ottoman Period (c. 1500-1811 AD), Qasr Ibrim was one of the most important settlements in Egyptian Nubia. The site has produced…




Sandals, shoes and other leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery Deir el-Bachit

Analysis and Catalogue

André J. Veldmeijer | 2012

The Coptic monastery and cemetery Deir el-Bachit stands on the hilltop of Dra’ Abu el-Naga, the well-known necropolis in Qurna (West Bank, Luxor). It is the largest Coptic monastery complex preserved in Western Thebes and…




Amarna’s Leatherwork

Part I. Preliminary analysis and catalogue

André J. Veldmeijer | 2011

The ancient Egyptian city of Tell el-Amarna (or Amarna, ancient Akhetaten) was the short-lived capital built by the controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten, probably the father of the famous Tutankhamun, and abandoned shortly after his death (c.…




Tutankhamun’s Footwear

Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear

André J. Veldmeijer | 2011

The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. It took Carter and his team 10 years to clear the contents of the…




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Why Leather?

The Material and Cultural Dimensions of Leather

Edited by Susanna Harris & André J. Veldmeijer | 2014

This pioneering volume brings together specialists from contemporary craft and industry and from archaeology to examine both the material properties and the cultural dimensions of leather. The common occurrence of animal skin products through time,…




Archaeological Footwear

Development of shoe patterns and styles from Prehistory till the 1600’s

Marquita Volken | 2014

The knowledge of how to make a shoe pattern was certainly the ancient shoemaker’s most closely guarded secret, passed from master to apprentice but never written down. Now, after 20 years of research, the principles…




Chasing Chariots

Proceedings of the first international chariot conference (Cairo 2012)

Edited by André J. Veldmeijer & Salima Ikram | 2013

The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) (30 November to 2 December 2012). The…




Leatherwork from Qasr Ibrim (Egypt)

Part I: Footwear from the Ottoman Period

André J. Veldmeijer | 2013

Throughout its long history, stretching from the 25th Dynasty (c. 752-656 BC) to the Ottoman Period (c. 1500-1811 AD), Qasr Ibrim was one of the most important settlements in Egyptian Nubia. The site has produced…




Sandals, shoes and other leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery Deir el-Bachit

Analysis and Catalogue

André J. Veldmeijer | 2012

The Coptic monastery and cemetery Deir el-Bachit stands on the hilltop of Dra’ Abu el-Naga, the well-known necropolis in Qurna (West Bank, Luxor). It is the largest Coptic monastery complex preserved in Western Thebes and…




Amarna’s Leatherwork

Part I. Preliminary analysis and catalogue

André J. Veldmeijer | 2011

The ancient Egyptian city of Tell el-Amarna (or Amarna, ancient Akhetaten) was the short-lived capital built by the controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten, probably the father of the famous Tutankhamun, and abandoned shortly after his death (c.…




Tutankhamun’s Footwear

Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear

André J. Veldmeijer | 2011

The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. It took Carter and his team 10 years to clear the contents of the…







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