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Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1897-1898

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mental remains a piece of temple furniture, the use of which had not
hitherto been recognized : a number of so-called altars are really
stands on which the sacred boat or the figure of the god was
placed.

Wiedemann (JJrquell. vii. 21) shows that, apart from ancestor worship,
the deification of human beings was not confined to kings, but extended
also to men of exceptional eminence, such as Paur (Paser), governor of
Nubia, and the wise man Amenhetep, son of Hapu.

In Urquell. viii. 57, the same writer gives an account of a creation
myth in which Ra figures as creator, from a papyrus of the Macedonian
period published by Budge in Archaeologia, lii.

Kuxdtzon {A. Z. xxxv. 107) shows that the name of Amen was struck
out of the cuneiform Tell el Amarna letters by the enthusiastic wor-
shippers of Aten. Borchaedt {I.e. 167) notes an instance of the
destruction of a " May the king grant" formula, by the same.

Bouchardt, A. Z. xxxv. 168. A certain sculpture from an Old King-
dom tomb as figured in Lepsius' Denkmdler seems to represent an Apis
sarcophagus and has been frequently referred to as such. Examination
of the original, however, has shown that the copy is wrong, a head-rest
lying upon the coffin having been misinterpreted as a bull's head and
horns.

Wiedemann (Rec. de Tr. xx. 135) writes on the conception of Horus by
Isis, with reference to the new discoveries at Abydos.

Tuhaieff has written a monograph on the god Thoth, with a list of 171
hieroglyphic titles of the god at the end and autographic plates of in-
scriptions and figures, some of which are new and remarkable. Unfor-
tunately the text, evidently carefully written and occupying 165 quarto
pages with index, is in Russian, and is therefore absolutely a sealed book
to the present writer. Neither does the editor of the Sphinx seem to
have on his staff anyone who can decipher it, so that, unless the author
will give us a translation, or at least a resume in some other language,
the usefulness of his memoir to Egyptologists is likely to be very limited.

Max Mullee, Or. Litt. Zeit. 197. Note of the brief period iu Dyn. XIX.
during which the name Sutekh is found for Set.

Lefebuee (Sjjhinx II. 63) writes learnedly on the Set animal named
Sha. He considers that it represented originally a kind of hound with
cropped ears, the forked tail being a later development.

Wiedemann {Rec. de Tr. xx. 137) writes on the horse or chariot in
representations of Egyptian divinities, especially with Horus. A new
instance is illustrated.
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