Amasis II. Tliey are preserved in the Louvre, and for the most part came
from the Clot-Bey collection.
by Mahler, on Egyptian antiquities in Hungary, of which he intends
to publish a catalogue.
by Dennis, on ushabtis of the reiyis type.
by Boeser, on a passage in the demotic Insinger Papyrus.
by Krall, new data from the demotic papyri of the Rainer collection.
A report on the work of the Institut Frangais in Cairo during the year
1902-3, by Chassinat, is printed in the Comftes Bendus for 1903, p. 399.
The fortieth volume of the Zeitschrift fur Aegijptisclie Sprache contains
a list of all the articles contained in that valuable periodical since its
foundation by the late Heinrich Brugsch in the year 1863. The early
numbers, which had become very scarce, have been reprinted.
Schafer reviews the progress of Egyptology during the three years
1900-1903, in the Zeitsch. d. Deutschen Morcjenland. Gcs. lviii. 268.
Dr. Budge has published two small volumes on the Bosetta Stone and
one on the Tablet of Canopus in the popular series entitled " Books on
Egypt and Chaldaea." So much of the history of decipherment is connected
with the former especially, that these volumes are likely to interest many
readers, and Dr. Budge has put together much information for their
benefit, giving a very full view of the progress made by stages in the
interpretation of the trilingual tablets, together with facsimiles of the
texts, fresh translations, and a hieroglyphic vocabulary.
A little manual for archaeological field-work, entitled " Methods and Aims
in Archaeology," has been written by Professor Petrie. It contains practical
advice, founded on the writer's long experience in Egypt, as to the choice of
workmen, how to excavate, copy, preserve, and transport antiquities, and
how to publish the results. In the preface Petrie defines archaeology as
the "knowledge of how man has acquired his present position," and claims
for it a very high place as the most truly "liberal education." The
final chapter is devoted to the Ethics of Archaeology, pointing out the
responsibilities of governments and of individual owners of archaeological
sites, as well as of those in charge of museums and of excavations.