The catalogue of The Fishes of the Nile, by Mr. BOULENGEE, of the
British Museum, which appears in the series of memoirs on The Zoology of
Egypt, by the late Dr. John Anderson, must be reckoned amongst the
works of reference useful to Egyptologists. The known species of fish
from the entire Nile system, all of which are here described and figured,
amount to one hundred and ninety-two. An interesting account of the
native nets and methods of fishing is contributed to it by Mr. Loat, who,
as Surveyor of the Fishes of the Nile for the Egyptian Government in
1899-1902, procured the bulk of the specimens on which this great
monograph is founded.
Schweinfdrtii records the discovery by Aaronsohn, a Zionist student,
of the wild ancestor of wheat, Triticum dicoccum, east and west of the
Jordan above the Lake of Tiberias, and accompanies the announcement
with many interesting remarks on the early cultivation of cereals. Ann.
In his Archeologic et Histoire clcs Sciences the late M. Berthelot has
published analyses of the metal in a large number of ancient objects from
Egypt, Sinai, etc., chiefly furnished by M. de Morgan and approximately
H. Ducros analyses a specimen of stone with green crystals found by
Legrain in the famous cachette of Karnak: the crystals prove to be
mainly hydrosilicate of copper. Ann. vii. 19. He also analyses a product
of copper smelting and fragments of turquoises, obtained by Prof. Petrie
in Sinai, ib. 27.
Schafer points out that the ring-unit engraved on weights as early as
the Old Kingdom seems to have been completely displaced by the teben
after the middle of the New Empire. A.Z. xliii. 70: Gardiner shows
that this ring was j^th of the teben of gold. ib. 45.
H. Seton Karr figures a maul in its handle, in the Bustafjaell Col-
lection, "from a tomb at Nagada." Man vii., no. 5.
A large series of flint implements from the Fayum and elsewhere are
figured in Pier's Egyptian Antiquities in the Pier Collection.
Antiquities and Archaeology.
Three more fascicules have been issued of Bissing's Denlcmalcr
Aegyptischer Slzulptur, making in all six, one half of the total, and ending
with the statues of the XXVIth Dynasty. The plates in general seem