Chasing Chariots

Proceedings of the first international chariot conference (Cairo 2012)

Edited by André J. Veldmeijer & Salima Ikram | 2013

Chasing Chariots

Proceedings of the first international chariot conference (Cairo 2012)

Edited by André J. Veldmeijer & Salima Ikram | 2013

ISBN: 9789088902093

Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 210x297mm | 270 pp. | Language: English | 126 illus. (bw) | 89 illus. (fc) | Category: archaeology, ancient Egypt, ancient Near East, chariots, Ancient Egyptian warfare, philology, conservation, ancient transport, archaeology of warfare | download cover

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 intention of the conference was to make a broad assessment of the current state of knowledge about chariots in Egypt and the Near East, and to provide a forum for discussion.

A wide variety of papers are included, ranging from overviews to more detailed studies focusing on a specific topic. These include philology, iconography, archaeology, engineering, history, and conservation. The book is of interest to scholars as well as anyone with an interest in ancient technology, transportation, or warfare.

A Survey of the Diplomatic Role of the Charioteers in the Ramesside Period
Mohamed Raafat Abbas

A Possible Chariot Canopy for Tutankhamun
Edwin C. Brock

Vehicle of the Sun: The Royal Chariot in the New Kingdom
Amy M. Calvert

Studying the Six Chariots from the Tomb of Tutankhamun – An Update
Joost Crouwel

The Introduction of the Light, Horse-Drawn Chariot and the Role of Archery in the Near East at the Transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Ages: Is there a Connection?
Hermann Genz

On Urartian Chariots
Bilcan Gökce, Kenan Isik & Hatice Degirmencioglu

Chariots in the Daily Life of New Kingdom Egypt: A Survey of Production, Distribution and Use in Texts
Ole Herslund

The Chariot as a Mode of Locomotion in Civil Contexts
Heidi Köpp-Junk

The Chariot that Plunders Foreign Lands: ‘The Hymn to the King in His Chariot’
Colleen Manassa

A Glimpse into the Workshops of the Chariotry of Qantir-Piramesse – Stone and Metal Tools of Site Q I
Silvia Prell

Wagons and Carts in the 3rd Millennium BC Syrian Jazirah: A Study through the Documentation
Mattia Raccidi

Depictional Study of Chariot Use in New Kingdom Egypt
Lisa Sabbahy

Art and Imperial Ideology: Remarks on the Depiction of Royal Chariots on Wall Reliefs in New-Kingdom Egypt and the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Arianna Sacco

Chariots’ Inner Dynamics: Springs and Rotational Inertias
Bela I. Sandor

An Alternative Theory for ‘Bit-Wear’ Found on the Lower Second Premolar of the Buhen Horse
Yukiko Sasada

Egyptian Chariots: Departing for War
Anthony Spalinger

Charging Chariots: Progress Report on the Tano Chariot in the Egyptian Museum Cairo
André J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram & Lucy Skinner

Dr. André J. Veldmeijer

André J. Veldmeijer (Visiting Research Scholar American University in Cairo) studied archaeology at Leiden University and received his PhD in Vertebrate Palaeontology from Utrecht University in 2006. He has worked in Egypt since 1995 as a leather, footwear and cordage specialist in various research projects. His second PhD, on the archaeology of footwear, is planned for the next four years.

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Prof dr. Salima Ikram

Salima Ikram is an Egyptologist and bioarchaeologist who has worked in Egypt, Turkey and the Sudan. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project at the Egyptian Museum, directs the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey, and has worked as a funerary archaeologist and archaeozoologist at sites throughout Egypt from Alexandria to Aswan. She has published extensively.

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Abstract:

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 intention of the conference was to make a broad assessment of the current state of knowledge about chariots in Egypt and the Near East, and to provide a forum for discussion.

A wide variety of papers are included, ranging from overviews to more detailed studies focusing on a specific topic. These include philology, iconography, archaeology, engineering, history, and conservation. The book is of interest to scholars as well as anyone with an interest in ancient technology, transportation, or warfare.

Contents

A Survey of the Diplomatic Role of the Charioteers in the Ramesside Period
Mohamed Raafat Abbas

A Possible Chariot Canopy for Tutankhamun
Edwin C. Brock

Vehicle of the Sun: The Royal Chariot in the New Kingdom
Amy M. Calvert

Studying the Six Chariots from the Tomb of Tutankhamun – An Update
Joost Crouwel

The Introduction of the Light, Horse-Drawn Chariot and the Role of Archery in the Near East at the Transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Ages: Is there a Connection?
Hermann Genz

On Urartian Chariots
Bilcan Gökce, Kenan Isik & Hatice Degirmencioglu

Chariots in the Daily Life of New Kingdom Egypt: A Survey of Production, Distribution and Use in Texts
Ole Herslund

The Chariot as a Mode of Locomotion in Civil Contexts
Heidi Köpp-Junk

The Chariot that Plunders Foreign Lands: ‘The Hymn to the King in His Chariot’
Colleen Manassa

A Glimpse into the Workshops of the Chariotry of Qantir-Piramesse – Stone and Metal Tools of Site Q I
Silvia Prell

Wagons and Carts in the 3rd Millennium BC Syrian Jazirah: A Study through the Documentation
Mattia Raccidi

Depictional Study of Chariot Use in New Kingdom Egypt
Lisa Sabbahy

Art and Imperial Ideology: Remarks on the Depiction of Royal Chariots on Wall Reliefs in New-Kingdom Egypt and the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Arianna Sacco

Chariots’ Inner Dynamics: Springs and Rotational Inertias
Bela I. Sandor

An Alternative Theory for ‘Bit-Wear’ Found on the Lower Second Premolar of the Buhen Horse
Yukiko Sasada

Egyptian Chariots: Departing for War
Anthony Spalinger

Charging Chariots: Progress Report on the Tano Chariot in the Egyptian Museum Cairo
André J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram & Lucy Skinner

Dr. André J. Veldmeijer

André J. Veldmeijer (Visiting Research Scholar American University in Cairo) studied archaeology at Leiden University and received his PhD in Vertebrate Palaeontology from Utrecht University in 2006. He has worked in Egypt since 1995 as a leather, footwear and cordage specialist in various research projects. His second PhD, on the archaeology of footwear, is planned for the next four years.

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Prof dr. Salima Ikram

Salima Ikram is an Egyptologist and bioarchaeologist who has worked in Egypt, Turkey and the Sudan. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project at the Egyptian Museum, directs the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey, and has worked as a funerary archaeologist and archaeozoologist at sites throughout Egypt from Alexandria to Aswan. She has published extensively.

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