Progress op Egyptology.
Dynasty, but in the Cataract region, where Satis was a local goddess, not
before Ptolemaic times. A.Z. xlv. 22.
Note on the horns of Hathor. Andeesson and Lefebure, Sphinx, xii. 48.
Daeessy recognises an omphalos (?) form of Ammon, or bag with head
protruding, supported on a lion throne, in three late monuments from the
cachette of Karnak : the same is figured in a Eoman relief at Medinet
Habu and on a mirror of the a^e of Psammetichus. Ann. ix. 64.
Newbeeey draws attention to the apparent worship of a swallow-goddess
in the Old Kingdom, and to some traces of its continuance at a later date
and even to the present day. Liverpool Annals, ii. 49.
The name of the Phoenix (heron) probably pronounced loin. Sethe, A.Z.
Study of Plutarch's de Iside el Osiride, as a view of an Alexandrian cult
and belief seen through Greek spectacles, but described by Plutarch as
though it were native Egyptian. P. D. Scott-Moncrieff, Journ. Hell.
Studies, xxix. 79.
Hermann Banke has contributed to Geessmann's Altorientaliselie Texte
und Bilder the section on Egyptian Literature, comprising over 70 pages
of careful translations from all classes of texts, mythological, eschatological,
poetic, didactic, prophetic, stories and historical narrative.
Spiegelbeeg discusses from numerous examples a curious formula which
he finds on grave-stelae of all periods, together with some developments of
it, reminding the passer-by that to pronounce a prayer for the dead is
beneficial and costs no more than the breath of the speaker. A.Z. xlv. 67.
Eevillout writes on three papyri of a find made by Petrie at Tanis in
1883, a mathematical text, a calendar, and a list of hieroglyphic signs.
Journal Asiatique, xiii. 419.
Transcription and translation of the earliest known marriage contracts
from Egypt, of the age of Psammetichus II. and Amasis II. P.S.B.A.
Science, Anthropological Illustrations, etc.
C. S. Myers publishes his general conclusions as a sequel to special
studies in Egyptian anthropometry. He finds the population of the present
day equally variable throughout, but with a greater tendency to negroid