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monks asking liiin to go and take the service at a neighbouring village:
^-oyujuj rtr&ujK ertgHT e . . . . rtrpncy* 6n^TOYRA.ct-rt
ju.lt .... n^IAK/, "I want you to go to ... . and celebrate the
feast at Patoubasten with .... the deacon."
In the course of the excavations it was found necessary to fill up with
masonry a gap in the wall of the Hath or- shrine which we had laid bare.
This work was performed on the advice of Mr. Somers Clarke by the
Service of Antiquities under the direction of Mr. Carter, to whom our thanks
are clue for his assistance not only in this respect but generally during
our stay at Thebes. A plan of the new temple was made by Mr. C. H.
Peers, who drew out the plans of the great temple during the previous
excavations. To him also our thanks are due for several days' assistance.
The excavations finally ceased on January 27th, 1904. It is proposed
to recommence operations at the end of October of this year.
H. E. Hall.
B.—EXCAVATIONS AT EHNASYA.
This site was the ancient Egyptian Henensuten, the Boman Heracleopolis,
a place of importance in several periods of the history; it lies about
seventy miles south of Cairo, and about twelve miles from the Nile. In
1891 Dr. Naville went to examine the place, and found the site of the
temple of the local god Hershef; of this he cleared the upper stones of
about a third of the area, and then left the place. His account was
published in Ahnas el Nedineh. I saw the site when at Deshasheh in
1896, and noticed that the temple was yet to be excavated.
Last winter this site was applied for as a secondary work which Mr.
Currelly might try, while my own application was for a portion of Saqqara.
This was refused to me on any conditions, and hence I had to fall back on
Ehnasya, though I had no wish to follow on work which had already been
done. We succeeded last winter in clearing the whole area of the temple
and court, and digging clown to the lowest level of all the temple ruins.
This was in parts as much as forty feet deep, much of the amount being
the rubbish heaped around by the previous partial working.
The results in history are :—
(1) Town ruins and burials before the Xllth Dynasty, including scarabs
of Antef V, and a "king of the Aamu." These show that, instead of