Progress of Egyptology.
Prof. Brugmann has temporarily filled the place of Prof. Steindorff upon
the Committee during the absence of the latter on his travels. Bollacher,
Borchardt, J. H. Breasted, and A. H. Gardner have been added to the
working staff. The bulk of the work accomplished is due to the efforts of
the German staff, but Lange in Copenhagen, and Walker in London, have
made solid contributions; and Breasted of Chicago has commenced work.
In all, 4934 extracts have been copied, making 96,472 word-slips, of which
about 53,000 have been arranged. A letter from Berlin states that most
interesting results are already being reached in classifying the slips.
F. Legge reports on the Egyptian section of the Orientalist Congress
held at Koine : P. S. IL A. xxi. 263.
For the first time a separate guide for Egypt has been published in the
series of the Guides Joanne*. It forms three volumes, and contains
numerous plans and illustrations. It seems a very thorough guide, and is
edited by the Egyptologist Benedite, with help from several specialists;
notably, the section on Arab art is entirely due to Herz-Bey.
We may here notice Mr. John Ward's pleasantly-written Pyramids and
Progress, with its abundant illustrations, as a guide to actual or would-be
The Arcliaeological lleport for 1898-99, was reviewed by Max MOller
in Or. Litt. Zeit. iii. 55, and by Piehl, Sphinx, iii. 181. The latter has
also reviewed the new edition of Baedeker's Egypt, Sphinx, iii. 178.
Excavations and Explorations.
For the following section, regarding chiefly the official work of the
Department of Antiquities, we are again indebted to Mr. Quibell:—
" About 600 objects have been added to the Gizeh Museum in the last
twelve months. The most important of them outside those coming from
excavations is perhaps the stela of Nectanebo I. from Naucratis, naming
the city. It is two metres high, finely worked in black stone. The
Museum is indebted for this fine piece to the generosity of H. H. Prince
Hussein Pasha Kamel.
" The following is a list of the excavations made with the permission of
the Committee of Archaeology :—