Progress of Egyptology.
decipherment. The reading is now very greatly extended and improved.
Ikhernefert was sent by the King Sesostris III to adorn the temple of
Abydos. Schaefer, following Erman's description in the Verzeichniss,
shows that a large section of the inscription relates to mystery-plays, in
which scenes taken from the myth of Osiris were represented at Abydos.
Die Mysterien des Osiris in Abydos, forming part 2 of Sethe's
Untersuchungen, vol. iv.
The third volume of the Egyptian inscriptions (Aeg. Insch. aus der
Koniglichen Museen zu Berlin) is to contain the inscriptions of the Middle
Kingdom. The first part has appeared: many of the inscriptions in
it were previously unpublished.
Strassburg. Fragment of granite obelisk with the nebti names of
king Ay and of two other kings, presumably Sankhkara and Tutankh-
amen. Spiegelberg, Bee. de Trav. xxvi. 143.
Munich. Dyroff and Portner's Aegyptische Grabsteine von Munchen,
reviewed by Muller, 0. L. Z. viii. 246.
Paris. Stela of the Xllth Dynasty, of Nesmont, republished by
Breasted, Amer. Journ. Sem. Lang. xxi. 153, refuting the idea that
Hittites are mentioned upon it.
Stela illustrating the place-name Guu (?), with worship of Amnion, Mut,
and Khons. G-olenischeff, A. Z. xli. 92.
Copenhagen. Inscriptions relating to the god Khentekhthai and
other deities of Athribis. Madsen, A. Z. xli. 115.
Schaefer edits the inscription of Pankhi, the dream-stela of Tandamane,
and the fragment of another early Ethiopian stela, in Steindorff's
series Urhunden des Aegyptischen alterthums (Urkunden der alteren
AethiopenJccenige, fasc. i.).
Newberry publishes a number of short inscriptions relating to
historical personages and high officials, e.g. Khay the wazir of Eameses
II in both Upper and Lower Egypt. (He attributes the new Menthotep
from Karnak to the period after the Xllth Dynasty.) P. 8. B. A.
A large and important stela of the Xlth Dynasty published by Pier,
with translation and commentary by Breasted, Amer. Joum. Sem. Lang.
xxi. 159. It proves (1) that TJahankh Autef ruled from Elephantine
(rather Gebelen (?), see the new name in Daressy, Bee. de Trav. xxvi. 133) to
This, and no further north : he was probably the first of the line of the
Xlth Dynasty kings, the nomarch Antef not being counted; (2) that he