Peogeess of Egyptology.
Unfortunately Blanckenhorn confesses that he has not yet found material by
which the correspondence of the Theban terraces in relation to the epochs
of the European Ice Age can be definitely settled, so that his own statement
in regard to this, quoted in the last Report, has to be modified accordingly.
He then gives a table of Egyptian remains and strata which he is inclined
to attribute to the various periods of Eolithic and Palaeolithic working.
A number of more or less ring-shaped morpholiths are figured and de-
scribed, six specimens being artificially worked and ten naturally split
parallel to the outline. All of these were found in the upper ridge of
Wadiyen at Thebes, and are attributed to the older Palaeolithic age. The
paper ends with a list of German terms suggested for use in describing
stone implements and their manufacture, parallel to the standard Erench
nomenclature. Zeitscli. fiir Ethnologie 1903, 798.
Scitweinfueth publishes three animal figures—bubale, ibex, and wild
sheep—admirably chipped out of flint. Rev. de VEcole d'Anthropologic de
Paris xiii. 395.
Prehistoric drawings of a shrine and a boat at El Kab. Gbeen,
P. S. B. A. xxv. 371.
Article on the early ivories discovered in Upper Egypt. Eoulin, Rev.
Arch. iv. ser. iii. 97.
A schist :< palette " of small size covered with sculptured figures ol
animals has been recently acquired by the Louvre, making the eighth
known of this class; it is finely published and described by Benedite,
Monuments et Memoires publiex pav VAcademie x. 105.
Capaet has published a considerable treatise entitled Pes Debuts de
I'Art en Egijpte, being a full digest of views and material regarding the
earliest remains of Egyptian art, amply illustrated. A printed summary of
the course of lectures since delivered by M. Capaet in 1903-4 at the
University of Liege on the origins of Egyptian art, as the first of a series
on the origins of Oriental art, looks interesting.
H. P. Hall writes on the use of iron in Early Egypt, with special
reference to Mr. Petrie's discovery of a lump of worked (?) iron in a Vlth
Dynasty find of copper implements at Abydos. Man 1903, No. 86.
Antiquities and Aechaeology.
Spiegelbeeg has written a brief sketch of the History of Egyptian
Art down to the conquest by Alexander, in the popular series Per Alte
Orient. GescJiichte der Aegyptischen Kunst.
Choisy, in his Art de Bdtir cliez les Eggptiens has given a most lucid