another tomb elsewhere and liad not time to finish this one before they
" The tomb was probably robbed but a short time after the burial; no
attempt seems to have been made, however, to put the furniture in order
As to his researches at Sakkara Mr. Quibell tells us:—
" The excavations at Sakkara were commenced in April last and were
continued until the middle of June. The point selected, by order of the
Director-General, was the neighbourhood of the Teta Pyramid ; but it was
found impossible to work very close without heaping earth on monuments
that would later have to be uncovered, so a beginning was made between
the Greek Serapeum and the huge brick wall called the Gisr el Nehas.
From the outer edge of the plateau between these two monuments a trench
forty-five metres wide was driven in a westerly direction. The corner of a
mastaba, apparently a large one, was soon found; its walls are in places six
metres high, but it is incrusted with later tombs and may be much quarried.
" The most curious result was the finding of a group of rooms, the walls
of which had been decorated with figures of Bes in high relief, from one
to two metres high, made of mud and painted. They are evidently of a
late period. In and near the chambers were found a considerable number
of phallic figures in limestone, also fragments of dark blue glaze and small
Ptolemaic bronze coins.
"Those excavations are now (Sept.) being continued."
Mrs. Peteie kindly sends the following report of the work of the
Egyptian Research Account in its eleventh season :—
" Our work had several centres of activity last season. In Egypt, four
workers took up the copying of tomb-chapels at Saqqara, and a critical
examination of the ruins at PiTHOM was made by another worker. In
Sinai, the latter also excavated some of the nawamis, or bee-hive tombs,
and investigated some stations of worked flints, in the south of the
"The work at Saqqara was in continuation of that of the previous season,
where Miss Murray, Miss Hansard, and Miss Mothersole had copied ten
tombs. This time seven tombs were copied, as we had only two months to
devote to the work, after which two nf us adjourned to Sinai to copy stelae
for the Exploration Fund.
"My party consisted of Miss Hansard, and her friend Miss Kingsford,
who were occupied in all our wall-copying, and executed the figures and
scenes, and Miss EcKENSTELN, who joined with me in the copying of the