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Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1895-1896

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Progress of Egyptology.

he chooses especially the form of the royal titles and the shape of the

Ebers, Sphinx, i. p. 10, reviews de Morgan's Dahchour with special
reference to Jequier's essay on the historical results of the excavations.

Eeman. Mg. Zeii. xxxiii. p. 143, publishes a small plaque in the
Berlin Museum which bears the names apparently of the kings Her and
N-maat-ra, associated as at Dahshur ; and another pair of associated
names of kings on a scarab.

Borchardt, JEg. Zeit. xxxiii. p. 142, suggests that the name of Khyan
on the statue from Bubastis is written over an erasure, that the statue is
of the Xllth Dynasty, and that Khyan was a Hyksos king.

The second volume of Professor Petrie's handy little history of Egypt
covers only the XVIIth and XVIIIth Dynasties, owing to the abundance
of material which has come down to us from the latter period. It
contains, briefly stated, everything that is known about the succession
and genealogies of the kings, their deeds and monuments. Contem-
porary portraits of the kings furnish the bulk of the illustrations.
A full analysis is given of all the Tell el Amarna cuneiform corre-

Sethe, Untersuchungen stir Geschichte Mgyptens, Heft I., has written an
elaborate treatise on the succession of the kings Thothmes I.—III. and
the queen, Hatshepsut. Although, to some minds, his main argument
fails, his book, as might be expected of the work of one of Prof. Erman's
ablest pupils, is scholarly and has many valuable remarks by the way.
He holds that Thothmes I. abdicated on the death of his heiress-wife,
Aahmes, in favour of Thothmes III., and his heiress-wife, Hatshepsut;
that Thothmes III., though son of Thothmes I., had none of the blood of
the ancient royal stock in his veins. In course of time Hatshepsut's
name had become too prominent upon the monuments, and was erased,
first by Thothmes III. and then by Thothmes II., who had meanwhile
been thrust into the government by a legitimist movement. On the
death of Thothmes I. and Thothmes II., Thothmes III. and Hatshepsut
again divided the throne between them, perhaps in the IXth year of
their reign. It will be interesting to see what new evidence may be
forthcoming from the temple of Deir el Bahri. Sethe's arguments
are very curious, and he draws attention to many points worth investi-

The same author, in the same work, also rearranges the genealogy of
Rameses IV.—WW. in the XXth Dynasty, and obtains a most solid and
important result. He shows that the list of princes at Medinet Habu
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