Peogkess of Egyptology.
Memnon, is to be devoted to the history of the art and civilisation
of the ancient East, the Aegean, Asia Minor, Western Asia as far as Iran
and India, and Egypt, and more especially to comparative studies in these
subjects. The classical age in the Aegean, and the triumph of Christianity
and Islam in the East, form the bounds of its scope in point of time.
The first number has appeared, containing contributions by Stkzygowski,
Hommel and other well-known authorities.
The scheme is being prepared for holding the Second International
Congress of Archaeology at Cairo in April 1909. As at the First Congress
at Athens in 1904, the subjects to be treated are restricted to those of the
various departments of classical archaeology, but the connection of Greek
archaeology with Egypt from the earliest time to the Byzantine period
makes it certain that there will be plenty of local colour in the papers to
Dr. Dedekind, the custodian of the Imperial Egyptiancollection at
Vienna, has written a brief account of the origin and growth of the collection,
Geschichte der kaiserlichen Sammhmg Altaegyptische Gbjekte in Wien.
Excavations and Exploeations.
(a) Work in 1906-7, including Repairs, etc.
Mr. Weigall sends the following report of his work in Nubia and
" At the end of September 1906 I went up to Lower Nubia, and made a
detailed inspection of the country as far south as the Sudan frontier. My
report (folio, with about a hundred plates of illustrations) will be out
before this is published. The main historical results are : (i.) the identifi-
cation of most of the places mentioned in such inscriptions as those in the
tombs of Una and Herkhuf; (ii.) the locating of the tribes who buried
their dead in the 'Pan-graves' which have been the subject of so much
speculation in the past; (iii.) the discovery of several historical inscrip-
tions relating to wars and expeditions in Lower Nubia, from the Vth
Dynasty onwards; (iv.) the finding of the cartouches of Kings Karnes and
Aahmes of the XVII-XVIIIth Dynasties near Abu Simbel, showing that
the Kings of the end of the XVIIth Dynasty were by no means the petty
princes of Thebes they were thought to have been; (v.) the locating