Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1892-1893

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Progress of Egyptology.

the Egypt Exploration Fund have contributed so largely. It gives a
good account of the names and situations of the localities mentioned in
the nome lists, but a note by Professor Petrie in Naucfatis, i. p. 93,
identifying the important city of Buto (Per Uazyt, Pe-Dep) with the ruins
of Tell Fera'in has been overlooked. The situation of the Tell and the
name of the modern village of Abtu at its foot are convincing, as I can
testify from personal examination of the locality in 1887. I have placed
Sethroe or Heracleopolis doubtfully at Tell Belim, the site for which I
argued in Nebesheh and Defenneh.

The maps of Upper Egypt show the nome capitals with most of the
chief monumental sites, and especially those at which work has been
undertaken during the past few years. The Faiyum has been discussed
from the point of view of an engineer, by Major Brown, R.E., in his
capital Fayilm and Lake Moeris, and from that of the Egyptian scholar,
by Brugsch Pasha, in the Zeitschrift fur Aegyptisc/te Sprache. It is said
that a new oasis has been discovered west of Asyut, with traces of
having been a Roman convict settlement. Upper Nubia is closed to
exploration, but we may hope to fill the map like the others when
civilization is again extended there.

An important Arabic treatise on the cities and villages of Egypt has
been discovered amongst some MSS. preserved in the Khedivial library
in Cairo. Ibn Dukmak was the author of several works of note, and it
appears that his last important undertaking, between 1390 and 1407, a.d.,
was a comparative description of the principal cities of the Muhammedan
World, in which Cairo and Alexandria were to have been exalted by the
Egyptian writer above all their compeers. Two volumes containing an
unfinished description of Egypt in the autograph of the writer are all
that can now be traced of the great work, which was evidently abandoned
while still in a very incomplete condition. It remained almost unknown
to, and unutilized by later writers and compilers, so that the information
it contains is, to a great extent, new to the world. The publication of
the Arabic Text {Description de I'Egypte par Ibn Doulcmak) has been
superintended by Dr. Vollers, who has written a short but valuable
preface from which the above particulars have been extracted.

Arts, Crafts, etc.

Professor Petrie has chosen for the subjects of his lectures a number of
branches of Egyptian archaeology that have hitherto been left almost
untouched; for instance, the civilization indicated by the hieroglyphic
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