Peogbess of Egyptology.
figures of Osiris, partly in wax, each about a foot high; some were in little
At Tuneh M. Gombebt, whose work was stopped by his death, dug with
little result. He was led to the place by the fact that a number of fine
plaster masks of Graeco-Boruan work had been found by robbers. But
they left little, and all attempts to punish their armed depredations
Mr. Gabstang's work at Beni Hasan is described in Man (see below,
p. 18). Mr. Beisneb continues his explorations in the neighbourhood of
Girgeh, and has begun work in a large concession about the pyramids of
Gizeh. The results of the Egypt Exploration Fund, under Professor
Petrie, are already published in full or indicated in Abydos, ii. (p. 17).
For Dr. Boechaedt's excavations at Abusir, see p. 19.
M. Schiapaeelli excavated at Gizeh, Heliopolis, Thebes, and Eshmunen,
finding some papyri at Eshmunen, and at Gizeh mastabas with stelae on
the east of the Great Pyramid, and a great stela between the two
Herr Bubensohn dug for papyri at Umm-el-Baragat, Eshmunen, and
especially at Abusir-el-Meleq at the mouth of the Eaiyum, discovering
there a fine burial of the XVIIIth Dynasty, late coffins, and a magnificent
Byzantine bronze vessel.
At Tmay-el-Amdid (Mendes), Mohammed el Mensi discovered two fine
sets of Ptolemaic amulets in tombs.
Miss M. A. Mueeay kindly contributes the following note :—
" The Egyptian Besearch Account were engaged last winter at Abydos
in excavating a great hypogeum which was discovered during the previous
season behind the temple of Sety. The building—over 40 feet below the
surface of the desert—appears to be of great extent; but, as the roof had
been ripped off in Boman times, an enormous mass of sand required to be
removed, which made it impossible to clear more than two halls and parts
of two passages. The walls were covered with portions of the Boole of the
Bead, except the north jmssage, which had scenes and inscriptions from the
Booh of Gates, similar to those on the sarcophagus of Sety I. and on the
walls of the tomb of Barneses V. The Great Hall has, as its chief sculp-
ture, the vivifying of Osiris by Horus, and the offering of incense by
Merenptah, whose cartouche appears wherever it is possible to place it.
The South Hall or Chamber is sculptured with the 168th chapter of the
Boole of the Bead, a rare chapter known only in two papyri, one of the
XXth Dynasty at the British Museum, the other, now at Cairo, from the
tomb of Amenhotep III. From the position of the building, which lies