Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1894-1895

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H.-PBOGKRESS OF EGYPTOLOGY.

A.—HIEROGLYPHIC STUDIES, ETC.

Excavations and Explorations.

While our Society has continued its work at Deir el Bahri, Professor
Flinders Petrie has had another successful season, not far from Thebes,
in the district about Negadeh, opposite the site of last year's work. He
has satisfactorily proved that Juvenal's Ombites dwelt here and wor-
shipped Set, in close proximity to the Hathor-city of Tentyra. Strange
to say, no Koman site has been discovered; but some interesting temple
remains date from the XVIIIth Dynasty.

Near this city were two cemeteries explored by Mr. Petrie and his
assistants, abounding in pottery made without the wheel but often of
elegant form and with remarkable decoration. For many years past
curious slate objects, carved into the forms of birds and animals, have
been brought home by travellers from Upper Egypt, and found their way
into museums. Professor Petrie unearthed an abundance of these,
together with magnificently worked flint instruments, knives, harpoon
heads, &c. Several thousand tombs were opened, and although anti-
quities were abundant in them, in no single case was anything of an
Egyptian character associated with these remains, nor were any traces
of writing discovered. A glance at the finds shows that they are of
very early date, but there is evidence to prove that they belong to
the period between the 17th Dynasty and the Xllth. They must, there-
fore, be the productions of a foreign race that settled for a time in
Egypt.

M. de Morgan has continued to prosecute his researches at Dahshur
with extraordinary success. He cleared the remains of a destroyed
pyramid, and, trenching the ground close to it, found some mastabas
of the IVth Dynasty, with very fine paintings. But an unparalleled
discovery awaited him at 100 metres to the west, where on the 15th
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