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By Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram

The current paintings is the results of the 1st overseas Chariot convention, together organised by way of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the yankee college in Cairo (AUC) (30 November to two December 2012). The purpose of the convention was once to make a huge overview of the present kingdom of data approximately chariots in Egypt and the close to East, and to supply a discussion board for discussion.
A large choice of papers are incorporated, starting from overviews to extra certain reports concentrating on a particular subject. those contain philology, iconography, archaeology, engineering, heritage, and conservation. The e-book is of curiosity to students in addition to an individual with an curiosity in old expertise, transportation, or warfare.

Dr. André J. Veldmeijer is Assistant Director for Egyptology of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo and has labored as archaeologist in Egypt considering that 1995 as professional in, between others, leatherwork and sneakers. He (co-) directs numerous tasks, corresponding to the traditional Egyptian Leatherwork undertaking, such as the Egyptian Museum Chariot undertaking, and the Tutankhamun Sticks & Staves venture. He has released widely, either scientifically as popular.

Dr. Salima Ikram is Professor of Egyptology on the American collage in Cairo, and has labored as an archaeologist in Egypt considering the fact that 1986, directing the Animal Mummy undertaking, and co-directing the Predynastic Gallery venture, the Egyptian Museum Chariot venture, and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. Dr. Ikram has lectured and released generally, either for kids and adults.

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Calvert. Courtesy of the Ministry of State for Antiquities/Egyptian Museum Authorities. Figure 6. Detail of the king on the right exterior. From: Wreszinski (1935: pl. 1). Exterior Left Scene At the base of the king’s chariot body in this scene, a small goose or duck head is visible above the horizontal median spoke (see also Sabbahy, this volume). Although there are several possibilities for its significance in this context, a rebus reading of sA Ra (Son of Re), using the wheel itself as the solar disc, has been suggested (Stephen Harvey, Personal Communication, January 2000).

Courtesy of the Ministry of State for Antiquities/Egyptian Museum Authorities. count of their numbers. The presence on the battlefield of handless enemy warriors could indicate a foreshadowing of this event. There was no doubt in the mind of the Egyptian artists who produced this scene that Thutmose would be victorious in his struggle against the Asiatics. By including in the battle scene images of enemy dead who have already been ‘counted,’ the imminent victory of the pharaoh is magically reinforced and becomes not only certain, but inevitable.

This Annexe was apparently intended for the storage of vessels of wine, oils and baskets of foodstuffs, along with various items of furniture such as beds and thrones, supplementing some of the material found in the Antechamber. We are fortunate in possessing detailed photographs of the objects in situ in the tomb, as well as showing various stages of the removal of these objects (Griffith Institute, Carter Archive, Burton photos p0011, p0013, p0015, p0032, p0033, p0035, p0036, p0042, p0043, p2004, p2005, p2008).

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