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inscriptions containing names of a certain family of the XXIInd Dynasty
which fit into a genealogy already known to us, and seem to show that
a roan married two of his own sisters.
Fragments of a demotic story relating to Bocchoris discovered by Krall
in the Eainer collection, are translated by him in the Eesigaben furBiidinger
(Innsbruck, 1898). The story furnishes a key to the puzzling entry in
Africanus, the excerptor from Manetho—"Bocchoris in whose time a lamb
spoke, 990 years,"—which has given rise to so many conjectures. The
fragments of the story, which is entitled in the original "The Curse on Egypt
after the Sixth Year of King Bocchoris," are miserably tantalizing, but
enough remains to show that the 900 years, during which Egypt will suffer
oppression after the death of Bocchoris, correspond to the 990 years of
Africanus. The story is of Roman date. Africanus lived beyond the
term of the prophecy, but even then the hopes of the Egyptians for free-
dom from foreign rule were kept up by altering the number to 990 years.
Later excerptors omit the uote altogether.
Max Muller, in Aeg. Zeit. xxxvi. 131, remarks that the inscription on
the obelisk of Antinous indicates that it was erected outside the walls of
Under the title of Les Empires, Maspero is now issuing the third and
last part of his " History of the East." During the period of which he is
now writing Egypt takes a subordinate part, while Assyria, Babylonia and
Persia in turn lead the world. The first portion of the third part deals
with the first Assyrian empire.
Petrie's History of Egypt, vols, i., ii., is reviewed by Piehl in Sphinx,
In Bev. Egypt, viii. 106, Revillout writes on the "reforms and dreams
of a philanthropic king," i.e. of Horemheb.
Spiegelberg, in Bee. cle Trav. xxi. 49, discusses the name of the city
Swnu, Seshnu, Smenu, the god of which was Sebek, speculates on the
variants of the name, and proposes to identify it with Esneh (cf. Maspero,
ib. 55). The same scholar (ib. xxi. 53) gives an instance of the inter-
change in Egyptian of No and Noamen as the name of Thebes in a
compound proper name.
The geographical importance of Messrs. Grenfell and Hunt's Report
printed in this volume is such that a summary of it must be given
If any further proof of the falsity of Linant's theory of Lake Moeris