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Tutankhamun’s Leather: Evidence Gleaned from the Ruins

Title of the event Tutankhamun’s Leather: Evidence Gleaned from the Ruins
Series Online-Vortragsreihe: „Der goldene Pharao – Neue Forschungen zu Tutanchamun“
Organizer Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie
Speaker Dr. André J. Veldmeijer (Kairo)
Category Campus Leben
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Details The preservation of soft tissue of animals, such as skin, gut and sinew, requires very special circumstances, such as the extreme arid conditions in Egypt. However, though favourable, often the condition of the leather still is (severely) compromised, making the work of the archaeological specialist challenging. Such is the case with the leather that was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. Based on the study of the remains themselves, together with the examination of the documentation by Carter and his team, the lecture will, after a general introduction on leather in ancient Egypt (with a focus on the New Kingdom), explore the various ways leather and related animal products were used in the objects from the tomb. With the aid of several case studies, insights on the importance of leather as priced material, and the craftsmanship of the leatherworker is presented.

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Date Start: 13.12.2022, 18:15 Uhr
Ende: 13.12.2022 , 20:00 Uhr
Location Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum (Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14)
Contact Dr. Andreas Effland
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