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 the first monastery that has been systematically investigated. The excavation of the monastery was started as a DFG-Project des Agyptologischen Instituts der Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitAct Muenchen in close collaboration with the Deutsches ArchAcologisches Institut Abteilung Kairo. Until the start of the investigations in 2001 with a survey, little research was done. After three seasons of preliminary research, full archaeological research was started in 2004. The leatherwork was studied in 2007, the present volume of which presents the results. The book consists of two parts: the analysis and a detailed catalogue, including colour images of all finds and, where necessary, line drawings. The finds are analysed within the framework of the excavation as well as within the frameworks of the Ancient Egyptian Leatherwork Project and the Ancient Egyptian Footwear Project (www.leatherandshoes.nl).The camera used was a Canon Digital Rebel/EOS 300D and a Tamron 90/2, 8 DI CAF SP Macro lens. ... of the present analysis and catalogue in order to avoid further delay a details about the precise context and dates are, therefore, missing. ... First, most of the footwear has been used well beyond repair, due to which the original shape and construction (and thus type) cannot be recognised anymore.
|Title||:||Sandals, Shoes and Other Leatherwork from the Coptic Monastery Deir El-Bachit|
|Author||:||André J. Veldmeijer|
|Publisher||:||Sidestone Press - 2012-09-30|