February his trenches revealed two undisturbed tombs of princesses
ot the Xllth Dynasty, with their sarcophagi absolutely intact, and the
mummies covered with jewellery. The names of these two princesses,
who appear to have lived under Amenemhat II., are Ita and Khnemt.
Their jewellery amounts to 5760 objects in gold, silver, lapis lazuli,
malachite (?), carnelian, and pastes. The weight of gold is estimated
at 50 oz., all of the finest workmanship, while that of the silver is only
3 oz. The most remarkable of all the remains are two crowns of gold
inlaid with stones. Khnemt was the owner of these, and indeed of
the greater part of the jewellery, much of which was found in her
statue-chamber or serddb.
Publications of Texts.
These are best arranged geographically.
From localities in Nubia we have, from—
Soba (near Khartum). Inscription in Ethiopian hieroglyphs on a
colossal (?) ram. This is the southernmost known of such inscriptions.
(Duemichen, zur Geographic, pi. vi.)
Ibriji. A stela of Sety I., and at EeMENNEH a short hymn. (Sayce,
Hcc. de Tr. xvi. 169.)
From localities in Upper Egypt, excluding Thebes—
Seh£;l and Kubbaniyeh. An inscription from each. (Sayce, I. c.
Philae. A second fasciculus of the inscriptions of the temple by
Benedite. (Mem. da la Miss. arch, franc, xiii. livr. 2.)
Ombos. M. de Morgan, assisted by MM. Bouriant, Legrain, Jequier
and Barsanti, in the second volume of the Catalogue des Monuments et
inscriptions de Vfigypte Antique, has published the first half of the
scenes and inscriptions in the temples, comprising those of the pylon
by which the enclosure was entered, the small temple or Mammeisi,
and the western part of the great temple. There is nothing earlier than
the Ptolemies among them. The work is most admirably arranged,
and is a model of compressed description and illustration.
Edfu". A second fasciculus of the inscriptions in the temple, copied
by De Rochemonteix. (Mem. da la Miss. arch, franc, x. livr. 2.)
Elkab. Mr. J. J. Tylor's edition de luxe of the tomb of Paperi.
Abydos. Decree of Nekhthorheb, to stop quarrying in the sacred
mountain. (Daressy, Bee. de Tr. xvi. 127.)