Progress of Egyptology.
West Bank. Nayille, Deir el Bahari, vol. v. Comprising the
upper court and sanctuary with the Ptolemaic inner shrine of the deified
scribes Amenhotep and Imhotep.
Sethe has recognized amongst the fragmentary inscriptions in Deir el
BaharilU. pi. lxx., some pieces that help to complete the inscription at the
left-hand end of pi. Ixix : unfortunately the inscribed faces of these are now
hidden in the rehuilt walls. The text is Yery ingeniously restored, showing
that a granite statue of Hatshepsut was erected in the land of Punt: as
Sethe says, there may be some hope of tracing this statue, and so settling the
question as to the locality where the expedition landed. A. Z. xlii. 91.
Qtjft, naos of Min dedicated by Nekhtnebf, and sarcophagus (?) of
Xing Harsiesi: both found in the sebakh. Leq-rain, Ann. vi. 122.
Asyut. Inscriptions of different ages from the necropolis. Palanque,
Bull, iii., 119.
El Amarna. In the third Yolume of the Rock Tombs of el Amarna,
Dayies publishes the tombs of Huya and Ahmes in the northern group,
with a special section on the building called the " Sun-shade," and an
appendix by de Eiccr on the Greek graffiti in the latter.
Dahshur. Photograph with translation of a very important text
found on the edge of the desert opposite the pyramid of Senefru at
Dahshur, and presented by the owners of the land to the Berlin Museum.
It was fixed on the left of the entrance to a rectangular enclosure,
measuring about 100 x 65 metres, which was evidently the pyramid city
of Senefru. The text is a decree of Pepi I addressed to seven officers,
including the celebrated Una, in honour of Senefru in his two pyramid
cities (i.e. Dahshur and Medum): privileges are conferred on the in-
habitants, but it is forbidden to take stone from the pyramid of Horakau.
The last must be the unnamed pyramid of Dahshur, and Horakau appears
to be identical with Menkeuhor. Boechardt, A. Z. xlii. 1.
Saqqarah. Miss Murray has published in outline facsimile the
sculptures of the tomb of Sekerkhabau and Hathorneferhotep of the Illrd
Dynasty; some scraps of the IVth Dynasty, including the tomb of the
" Sheikh el Beled "; a large number of tombs of the Yth Dynasty and one
of the Vlth Dynasty, with plans, etc. Also a valuable study of the hiero-
glyphs from these tombs. Four plates are devoted to drawings of hiero-
glyphs on a larger scale and five to a tabulation of their colours in different
tombs. Miss Murray was assisted by two artists, Miss Hansard and
Miss Motheesole, and Mr. "Weigall contributed some fine photographs.
Saqqarah Mastaba^, Part I, in the volume for the tenth year of the Egyptian