Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1893-1894

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Hieroglyphic Studies, &c


seen the original believe that the signs are Kher (i.e. Aha)-s-r, and
Professor Sayce, reading Aha-thes-a, compares the name of Aktisanes, a
King of Ethiopia who was a contemporary of one of the Ptolemies in
Egypt; in any case, the inscription is of a very late period. It is curious
that the supposed fca-name of Zeser has been discovered amongst the
inscriptions brought back from the Sinai region by M. Benedite.2

The tomb of king Fu-ab-ra, of the Xlllth Dynasty, has been found by
M. de Morgan at Sakkareh. A monument of Khyan (whose name
M. Naville read as Raian at Bubastis) has been discovered at Gebelen.
A stela from Prof. Petrie's excavations at Coptos is the only accessible
inscription of Eahotep (who reigned not long before the commencement
of the New Kingdom), though others, seen by Lepsius, must exist.

Professor Petrie's Tell el Amania contains much information about the
heretic king Akhenaten (formerly called Khuenaten) and his successors.

Takellothis I. (XXIInd Dynasty) has been identified upon the monu-
ments, one of which is apparently dated in his twenty-second year.3

Professor Mahaffy, in a letter to the Athenaeum, has made the impor-
tant observation that the Ptolemies left no record in Nubia south of the
Dodecaschoenus, and that their principal route to the wealth of the
southern countries was by the Red Sea.

Dr. E. Mahler has written on the calendrical ordinance in the Canopus
decree of Euergetes I., and argues that it "was intended only to confirm
a practice that had been already enjoined by his predecessors.4

Professor Maspero has commenced the publication of an important
work on the Ancient History of the Eastern Nations. It is admirably
illustrated, and written iti a popular style, while it contains a great
wealth of ideas. The first instalment of 160 pages consists of two
chapters, and deals with Egypt, the first chapter describing the
country with its river, the ancient inhabitants and the first political
organization of the Nile valley, and the secoud the gods of Egypt and
its legendary history.5


In his memoir on Ahnas, Prof. Naville suggests that the Biblical
Hanes, which has been identified by some with the Coptic Hnes=Ahnas,
may be connected with the Anysis of Herodotus ; in any case it should
be looked for in the Delta. The present writer has pointed out that the
Uhat of the inscription of Herkhuf must be a name of the great oasis and
the origin of the Coptic and Arabic Wdh, and thence of the Greek name
which we have adopted through the Latin.6 It is very remarkable that
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