Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1909-1910

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Dueing the past year a good deal of attention lias been paid to the
archaeology of the Sudan. Prof. Sayce's discovery last year of a
fragment of a Greek inscription which must have been set up in Meroë
by a king of Axuni, is of spécial interest, taken in conjunction with an
inscription from Axum itself discussed by Eoldeke in his Anfàngc des
Axumitisclien Reichs, it proves that Meroë was influenced for good or ill
by Axum as well as by Egypt, Alexandria, and Borne, and belps to
complète the cbain uniting the circle of pagan civilisations in the nearer
East. It is to behoped that Prof. Garstang's explorations will strengthen
the link with new material. It seems probable that many publications
touching the Meroitic records and remains, and a fresh archaeological
enterprise in Sudan territory will have to be reported upon in the
year 1910-11.

The two expéditions of the Berlin Academy to Lower Nubia have
collected a vast mass of material of first-rate quality which is freely put at
the disposai of scholars. The présent writer bas already enjoyed the
benelit of it for his collections of Meroitic inscriptions, and Miss Portée
lias utilised it for her index of published inscriptions, which is ever
progressing towards completeness. Doubtless other workers are joyfully
sharing in the inexhaustible treasures thus brought within their reach
by enormous labour, forethought, and expense on the part of the members
of the mission and its promoters.

Mr. Weigall lias written a Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Eyypt,
a description of the ancient sites from Abydos to Wady Halfa, very
interesting to archaeologists as well as to the gênerai reader. For those
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