Chasing Chariots: Proceedings of the first international Chariot Conference (Cairo 2012) [Hardback]

André J. Veldmeijer (Editor); Salima Ikram (Editor)

ISBN: 9789088904691 | Published by: Sidestone Press | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 270p, H280 x W210 (mm) 89fc/126bw

Chasing Chariots


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.

Table of 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

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