Progress of Egyptology.
from 1899 to 1906 (born Nov. 17th, 1823, died May 31st, 1908), a brief
obituary notice may be found from the pen of Lord Avebury in Man,
1908, No. 51.
Of the erudite Professor Pellegrini of Florence, horn in 1844, who died
on Peb. 22nd, 1908, there is an obituary notice by Andersson in Sphinx, xii.
152. His "works on Egyptology began in 1896 and continued to the end,
most of them being printed in Bessarione.
Prof. AnDERSSON also gives us a biography of E. Lefebure in Sphinx,
xii. 1, 105. Born in 1838, he was a pupil of Chabas, and became suc-
cessively lecturer at the College de France (1879-82) and at Lyon, and
Director of the Mission Archeologique Francaise. at Cairo (1882-3). He
returned to Lyon (1883-7) and was finally appointed Professor in the
Ecole Superieure at Algiers. In this post he remained from 1887 till his
death on April 9th, 1908. Lefebure made a speciality of inquiries into
matters concerning religious customs, and wrote many interesting articles
full of curious learning, most of which were published in Sphinx.
M. Maspero's Causeries, noticed last year, have been translated into
English under the title of New Light on Ancient Egypt; 28 photographs
have been added by the author to illustrate the subjects treated.
M. Moret has published a series of very readable essays on Egyptian
matters in a small volume entitled Au temps des Pharaons, touching the
recent restorations of the temples, the El Amarna letters, Egypt before the
pyramids, the pyramid region, the Book of the Dead, and magic in ancient
Egypt. There are several illustrations and a map.
A volume of the highest interest in connection with the beginnings of
modern Egyptology has been published in the BibliotJieque jfiggptologique.
It consists of a first series of letters of Champollion le Jeune, for the most
part belonging to the family and written to his brother Champollion-Figeac
from Italy in 1824-6. These missions to Italy, commencing three years
after his first decipherments, were exceedingly fruitful, and Champollion
kept his correspondents informed step by step of his work and discoveries.
It was then, for instance, that he sorted through the papyri of Drovetti's
collection which was unpacked for him at Turin, and pieced togetber the
famous Papyrus of Kings. Mdlle. Hartleben, the authoress of the
excellent Life of Champollion, edits the volume, Lettres de Champollion le
Jeune, Tome premier. A letter of 1825, written from Pome to Nestor
l'Hote, not included in the above publication, is printed by de Eicci,
Comptes Rendus, 1909, 506.
The second volume of the (Euvres Diverse,? of E. de Bouge in the same
series contains articles of 1852-4, by which he re-established the credit of