plateau, and collecting very rude palaeolithic flints there, he moved to
Tell el Maskhuta. On further exploring the store chambers there he
found that the chambers were more systematic than was supposed ; and by
the place uncovered they seem to be part of a fort like that at Defenneh
or Naukratis. The age of this has yet to be fixed. He also found a new
sfela of Darius by the ancient canal, the most westerly yet known.
" In connection with our work, Mr. Montagu Porch joined us in travelling
to Sinai and searching for wrought flint implements. He obtained some
good evidences of man of the pluvial age, and then went on to Upper
Egypt, where he collected a great quantity of specimens, carefully recording
the levels at which each was found. These he has distributed to various
Mr. Carter, whose time has been almost entirely absorbed in organising
his new province, which is centred at Tanta, tells us of an important find
made in the sebakh work at Tukh el Qaramus. "It consists of some
117 oz3. of Greek gold jewellery and coins of Ptolemy Soter and the early
part of the reign of Philadelphus ; together with silver coins of the same
date, two large silver incense burners, and an altar service in silver. The
whole find, now placed in the Museum, is exceedingly fine and of great
importance. Edgar will help me to publish it. Beyond this I have
really nothing to send you."
b. Memoirs and Reports.
Thebes, West bank. The first livraison has appeared of M. Baraize's
elaborate Plan des necropoles Tliebainett, on a scale of Contours are
shown at every 2 metres in the open portions ; ancient remains are
in red, modern buildings in black. It cannot fail to be very useful to
workers at home as well as on the spot.
Schyveikfurth describes the remains of a temple 21 kilom. ET.N.-E.
from the Bab el Meluk, with fragments of inscriptions, including one in
a Semitic (?) alphabet. According to Maspero, the temple was dedicated
to Thoth by Necho. .!. Z. xli. 22.
Mr. R. Mond describes his clearances of tombs at Abd el Qurneh in
the beginning of 1903. They bear the names of Kenamon, Karnes,
Sennefer, Sennefera, Menna, and Huv. All were previously known and
are now made accessible. Ann. v. 97.
Mr. T. M. Davis's publication of the tomb of Thutmose IV (edited by
Carter and Newberry) is reviewed by Spiegelberg, 0. L. Z. viii. 60.
M. Naville described the work at the temple of Mentuhotep at Deir el
Bahri in 1903-4 to the Academie des Inscriptions, C. R. 1904, 451. Mr.