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By Andre J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram

The current paintings is the results of the 1st overseas Chariot convention, together organised via 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 used to be to make a extensive review of the present kingdom of information approximately chariots in Egypt and the close to East, and to supply a discussion board for discussion.
A big range of papers are integrated, starting from overviews to extra special reports targeting a selected subject. those comprise philology, iconography, archaeology, engineering, historical past, and conservation. The ebook is of curiosity to students in addition to an individual with an curiosity in historic 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 due to the fact 1995 as expert in, between others, leatherwork and shoes. He (co-) directs a number of initiatives, similar to the traditional Egyptian Leatherwork undertaking, along with the Egyptian Museum Chariot undertaking, and the Tutankhamun Sticks & Staves venture. He has released commonly, 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 in view that 1986, directing the Animal Mummy undertaking, and co-directing the Predynastic Gallery venture, the Egyptian Museum Chariot undertaking, and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. Dr. Ikram has lectured and released largely, either for kids and adults.

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Detail of remains of hand counting scene with Ramesses II (feet only) seated in chariot, viewing the count. C. Brock. Figure 15. Medinet Habu, Ramesses III temple, second court, south wall interior. Detail of remains of hand counting scene with Ramesses III seated in chariot, viewing the count. C. Brock. described above and provided with a covering, would seem to have obscured forward vision (figure 16), and one wonders how stable it would have been under rapid movement. A partial solution to the first problem may lie with the incorrect arrangement of the hinged ribs, which as presently displayed seem to offer no useful function.

XX- Figure 9. Abu Simbel, Main Temple, First Hall, north side. Detail from Battle of Qadesh ‘audience’ scene with canopied chariot. C. Brock. Figure 10. Luxor temple, First Pylon, west wing, exterior. Detail from Battle of Qadesh ‘audience’ scene with canopied chariot. C. Brock. Figure 11. Abydos, Ramesses II temple, west wall, exterior. Detail from Battle of Qadesh ‘audience’ scene with canopied chariot. C. Brock. 39 Proceedings of the First International Chariot Conference Another representation of a chariot sunshade from the time of Ramesses II is preserved at Karnak on a block now stored in a block yard outside the Bubastite Portal between the Ramesses III temple and the west wall of the Cour de la Cachette, near the south wall of the Hypostyle Hall (figure 12).

The New Kingdom (1550-1070 BC) in ancient Egypt was a period of expansion and wealth, largely due to the military prowess of the pharaohs and the organization of their armies. Depictions of the pharaoh show him strong and athletic, able to defend Egypt from her enemies and subjugate her neighbors. The war chariot is central to many of these depictions. g. Spalinger, 2005: 6), the two-wheeled horse drawn vehicle was an integral part of the imperial Egyptian army. Although the actual circumstances surrounding the introduction of this weapon to Egypt are much debated, the first textual reference to chariotry from Egypt occurs at the end of the Second Intermediate Period (1650-1549 BC), in the Kamose texts (Habachi, 1972: 36, note g).

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