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Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1903-1904

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Archaeology, Hieroglyphic Studies, Etc. 55

volume, Lafaunc momifiee do VAncicnne Eyypte, is to be followed by others
when more material is forthcoming.

A minute fungus observed in 1898 to be usually present in seeds of the
rye grass (Lolium temulentum) has been found by Gr. Lindau in examples
of the same plant from the hoard of grain discovered by Boechabdt in a
grave of the Middle Kingdom at Abusir. Berl. Akad. Sitzungsb. 1904,

Ducros has analyzed but failed to identify remains of decayed wood and
charcoal found by Legrain at the 7th pylon of Karnak. Ann. iv. 187.

Crow analyzes colours from fragments of Egyptian work, and resinous
varnish from a sarcophagus. Ann. iv. 242.

Analysis of substance in a saucer from a grave at Qumeh, apparently
barley meal in small bags or wrappers. Netolitzky in Zeitsch. d, Allgem.
Oetterr. Ayotheker-Vereins, No. 33, 1903.

H. Gadthier identifies didi as red clay from the neighbourhood of
Elephantine, used by fullers. Bev. Eg. xi. 1.

The unrolling of the mummy of Thothmosis I., by Daressy, and report
on the physical characteristics, by Elliot Smith. Ann. iv. 110. Ditto,
on four priestly mummies from the second find of Deir el Bahari, id. ib.

Neffgen, a veterinary surgeon, has re-published and discussed the
fragmentary veterinary papyrus from Kahun (Das veterinar papyrus von

Calice offers an explanation of a supposed mathematical error in the
Rhind Papyrus. A. Z. xl. 147.

Prehistoric Archaeology.

In 1902 the geologist Blanckexhor.v wrote on the history of the Nile
valley during the Tertiary and Quaternary periods, and of Prehistoric man
in Egypt. His paper was illustrated with five maps showing the configura-
tion of the land and river at different geological epochs, and a sketch map
of the western hills at Thebes where the " palaeolithic" deposits are
found. Be considers that much more work by geologists and anthropolo-
gists is needed to establish the evidences of Palaeolithic man in Egypt at
different epochs. Zeitsch. d. Ges. fur Erdkunde 1902, G94, 753. This and
other articles, etc., on the geology and prehistoric archaeology of Egypt
are reviewed by ScHWEDfFUBTH in Petermanu's Geogr. Mitteilungen,
1903, Heft. xi.

Schweinfurth continues his studies of the stone age in Upper Egypt.
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