Exhibition Highlights

Child's sandal

The most ordinary objects are often the most powerful reminder of what we have in common with the people of a long-lost civilization, who also worked, ate, furnished their homes and clothed their children. This child's sandal, made for the left foot, is one of thousands worn by Amarna's inhabitants.

Child's sandal

Amarna
Reign of Akhenaten, 1353 - 1336 B.C.
Woven reed; length 16.9 cm, w. 8.1 cm
Courtesy of Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
University College London