Progress op ^Egyptology.
They are well edited, with commentary, but are extremely difficult to
translate. Another stela of the same group, in Professor Petrie's
collection, has been edited by the present writer (P. S. B. A. xviii. 195).
Other inscriptions (Daressy, Bee. de Tr. xix. 14).
Luxor. A long graffito from the temple of Luxor, giving a lively
picture of a flooding of the temple in the 3rd year of Osorkon II.
(Daressy, Bee, de Tr. xviii. 180).
Karnak. Inscription on colossal statue (4 metres high) of Amenhetep,
son of Hapu, with dedication to Augustus on the pedestal (Daressy,
Bee. de Tr. xix. 13).
Eevised copy of "Eclipse "inscription of Takelothis (Eisenlohr,
Congr. Geneva, iv. 65).
Inscription recording levels of high Niles, with numerous dates of
kings, XXII-XXVIth Dynasties (Legeain, A. Z. xxxiv. 111).
Statistical tablet of Karnak, Thothmes III.; a critical edition of a
large part of this inscription is given by P. von BissiNG as his doctor's
MedInet Habu. Inscriptions concerning festivals from the exterior
wall recently uncovered, and a list of the important scenes relating to
the wars of Rameses III. against the Libyans, &c.; also an inscription
of the XXIst Dyn., and another mentioning Pud. Amen with Osorkon—
XXIIIrd Dyn. (Daressy, Bee. de Tr. xix. 15, 20).
The famous " Israel stela " of Merenptah, found by Professor Petrie
near the Ramesseum, has been excellently edited, with commentary
(Spiegelberg, A. Z. xxxiv. 1). It is a hymn of praise to Merenptah,
the principal themes being the overthrow of the Libyans and the
tranquillity, both external and internal, resulting from their defeat. At
the close, the hymn specifies certain foreign countries and tribes which
had been subdued, and among them—Israel.
Der el Bahri. The second volume of M. Naville's publication of the
Ballas. Inscriptions from the temple of Set in Nubt, the Ombos of
Juvenal (Petrie and Quibell, Naqada and Balla$,-pl8. 77 et seqq.).
Tell el Amarna. Pour funerary stelae from the tomb of Ay
(Steindorpf, A. Z. xxxiv. 63). The stelae are fixed in the walls, and
each appears to have been dedicated by a friend or servant of the
deceased. The inscriptions contain no religious references, and, as might
be expected for the time of the great heresy, they are entirely different
from the usual funerary stelne. Two of the four are in the style prevail-
ing just before the full adoption of the new order of things.