Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1896-1897

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the second point, Dr. Salkowski has elaborately analyzed a fragment of
the contents of the skulls from Abydos and found a large proportion of
resinous matter: a Peruvian skull examined at the same time gave an
entirely different result, and no trace of resiu.

The contents of a fine " New Eace" tomb from Negadeh, and an
earthenware boat with figures from another tomb, also from Negadeh
—now in the Berlin Museum—are figured (A. Z. xxxiv. 158), with
description by Schafer.

In VAnthropologic (viii. 327) S. Reinacu reviews at length the recent
publications on the prehistoric age in Egypt. He is somewhat cautious
regarding the palaeolithic age, as the absolute proof that implements of
palaeolithic type in Egypt were made in a different geologic age, having
a different fauna to the present, is not yet forthcoming. (In America it
is pretty well ascertained that the palaeolithic types of stone implements
are contemporary with the other types, and there may be doubt as to
whether this is not also the case with those from Somaliland, South
Africa, and India.)

In Beni Hasan III. the present writer has published two examples of
a scene of manufacturing flint knives. The tombs in which these are
represented date from the beginning of the Xllth Dynasty, and, such
subjects being taken from the ordinary occupations of the people, they
furnish a new proof of the prevalence of flint-working in that age.
In the same volume are many facsimiles of drawings of knives in these
tombs, most of them being clearly of flint. They are in the hands of
cooks and butchers sacrificing oxen, and in some cases a sharpening
tool is being applied to them.

Antiquities and Archaeology.

A Catalogue of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Possession of P. G.
Hilton Price, is a catalogue of an important collection prepared by
Mr. Price himself. It contains figures of many rare specimens : such
objects as the weight of Khufu, the model of an Archimedean screw,
the bronze figure of a bat with folded wings, arrest our attention at once
in turning over the pnges.

Petrie (Proc. Soc. Ant. Scot. xxx. 30) publishes fragments of an
ebony casket of the time of Amenhetep III., from the lihind collection.
It is inlaid with ivory and gold and has a figure of Bes in relief.
Professor Petrie has some interesting remarks on this deityT, in both its
female and male form, and connects it with Arabia.
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