workmen uncovered a very large pavement made of limestone blocks from
older buildings, some of them bearing the cartouche of Eamses II. At
Tell Timai, in the Delta, we made a nice find of a quantity of marble heads
and limbs of the finest Greek workmanship, a treasure for any museum.
A hoard of gold Ptolemaic coins was found at Samanoud, and some
jewellery and small objects at Tell Tebilleh, an ancient cemetery near
Dekernes. I worked at the latter place for several days and opened a
irood manv of the tombs, which resembled those of Tell el Faraoun
(Nebeshek); but almost all of them had been plundered long ago. Among
the objects found were some small Cypriote vases. At Tell Om Harb, in
Menoufieh, we have excavated a large wall of stones taken from buildings
of Eamses II. and Sheshenk, and also a Eoman bathing establishment;
but the inundation has stopped us for the present.
" The sarcophagus of Queen Uza-Shu has been taken from Belqas to the
Museum, and one of the ram-sarcophagi from Mendes was transported at
the same time."
b. Memoirs and Reports.
Upper Nubia. Breasted describes the work of the Chicago Expe-
dition (in which Mr. N. de G. Davies took part), among the Monu-
ments of Sudanese Nubia (1906-7), in the American Journal of Semitic
Languages and Literatures, Oct. 1908. The task he set himself, in con-
tinuation of that of the previous year, was to record the inscriptions above
the Second Cataract, not neglecting the Ethiopian monuments, which,
however, yielded little spoil. Some of the best discoveries relate to
Akbenaton, showing that the remaining columns of the temple of Sesebi
were erected by him and that Akbenaton sculptured the front of the
pylon of Soleb, which had been built by his father. Sesebi was
probably the city named Gematon. The reliefs of the temple of Soleb
furnish new and very remarkable evidence as to ceremonies performed
there, including those of the heb-sed festival celebrated in the 30th year of
P. D. Scott Moncrieff describes the Meroitic ruins of Naga and
Mesauwarat es Sufra, with photographs of these and of the pyramids of
Meroe. P.S.B.A. xxx. 192.
lower Nubia. In a bulky Lieport on the antiquities of Lower Nubia the
able Inspector of Antiquities for Upper Egypt gives the result of a rapid
tour of inspection between the cataracts. The ruin of the monuments and
cemeteries is lamentable. Mr. Weigall found ' pan-grave' pottery in trial
excavations at Toshkeh and other sites. The report is illustrated with