Progress of Egyptology.
engraved over an erased inscription of the Xllth Dynasty. A. Z.
Newberry publishes a stela of King Ab-aa, cup of Sebekhotep IIL,
cartouche of King Amenerahat-Sebekhotep, stela of the Xlllth Dynasty
throwing light on the name of the King Aunef, a fragment with the name
of Khaankhra-Sebekkotep, bead of King Amenemhat; also a bead of
Thothmes III., lid of box with name Nebamen, and two wine-jar inscriptions
from Tell el Amarna. P. S. B. A. xxv. 130.
Newberry writes on the parentage of Queen Aahhotep, suggesting
connexion between Aahhotep and the Antefs and Sebekemsafs, P. S.B. A.
xxiv. 285, and suggests that Amenhotep III. was son of Amenhotep II., ib.
Piehl reviews Breasted's New Chapter in the Life of Thothmose III.,
Sphinx vi. 167.
A new examination of the document known as the Harris Papyrus
convinces Erman that it was hastily prepared after the death of
Barneses III., probably for his tomb, several scribes being employed on it,
and the list of offerings being incomplete and not uniform. The smaller
temples are very imperfectly represented. According to the papyrus the
Theban gods possessed not less than ^th °^ *ne cultivated land, and ^th
of the population, other gods infinitely less. This proportion, though
very large, is not enough to account by itself for the apparent fact that
the later Bamessides had to submit to the power of the priests of Anion.
Berlin Aliad. Sitzungsberichte, 1903, 456.
Dedekind publishes a volume of Aegyptologische Untersuchungen, the
most important matters in which seem to be two photographs of fine
mosaic tiles from Tell el Yahudiyeh, and on p. 228 the name of the
mother of Prince Nemart.
Moret, in his Latin thesis on Bocchoris, collects all the information
that can be gathered regarding this shadowy victim of the Ethiopian in-
vasion. Only two contemporary monuments are known of him, but he
seems to have had considerable significance in Egyptian folk-tales. In
Diodorus and other late Greek writers Bocchoris figures amongst the
great lawgivers, and it is conjectured that certain judgment scenes with
Egyptian surroundings in the Pompeian frescoes are intended to illustrate
the legends of Bocchoris.
Bevillodt publishes a scarab which he would attribute to the Theban
King Harmachis. Jiev. Hgypt. x. 86.
Bissing reviews the third volume of Maspero's Histoire. Sphinx vi.