Progress of Egyptology.
Osiris worship at Elephantine. It apparently belongs to the Ptolemaic
age. Griffith, P.S.B.A. xxxi. 100.
Marriage contract in the Moir-Beyce collection made under an early
Ptolemy, with comparison of similar demotic documents of the same age,
names of eponymous priests, etc. Griffith, P.S.B.A. xxxi. 47.
Eduaed Meyer has completed the "Erster Band" of the new edition
of his Gcschichte des AlUrtliums. The old Erster Band, which covered
the whole of the History of Antiquity down to the Persian Empire of
Darius I., has been enormously enlarged. The Introduction, in which
the teachings of anthropology were summarised in 25 pages, now occupies
a separate volume of 250 pages, published in 1907. The second part
contains the history only to the sixteenth century b.c., and has an index
to both parts. In this volume the history of Egypt (to the end of the
Hyksos period) occupies 300 pages as against 120 in the edition of 1884,
yet without much enlargement of scale, the increase of size being almost
entirely due to the vast progress of discovery during a quarter of a
century, while some sections are naturally abbreviated from the same
cause. As in the first edition the history is written as a clear narrative
in numbered paragraphs, having references to special questions and
sources printed in smaller type at the end of each. For this early
portion each country is separately treated. Band II., which had no
existence in the old edition, is to contain the later history down to
Darius, corresponding to the second half of the old Band I. There is no
need to insist upon the importance of Meyer's great work for Egyptology.
Beeasted's History of the Ancient Egyptians is reviewed by Wiedemann,
O.L.Z. xi. 506.
A popular sketch of ancient and modern Egypt by Kaysee and Boloff,
entitled Aegypten einst und jetzt, has reached its third edition, and is
reviewed by Wiedemann, O.L.Z. xii. 306.
Le Lime des wis d'Egypte, Tome I, by H. Gauthier, is a careful and
very substantial collection of monumental data for the names and titles
of kings and other royal personages, from the earliest times to the end of
the XlVth Dynasty, with alphabetic index.
Dr. Budge, in The Book of the Kings of Egypt (two vols, in the series of
Books on Egypt and Chaldaea), has published a full collection of royal
names, chiefly for popular use, but with references to the sources.
The first cartouche of the kings is not a doxology of Pie, but claims