Progress of Egyptology.
issue of tlie firsfc part dealing with the history of woman cluring the earlier
periods to the end of Egyptian independence, the Hellenistic period having
been treated already in Part IL
On the rarity in Egypt of a form of immorality much affected by the
Greeks. Wiedemann, Sphinx, xiv. 39.
Bénedite publishes a fine figure of the sacred hawk lately acquired by
the Louvre, and after careful examination of such in the Cairo Muséum
and elsewhere agrées with Loret that the bird represented is in ail cases a
falcon and not a sparrow-hawk. Mémoires Pioi, xvii. 5.
The bird tgyt of the Beni Hasan paintings probably the Mongolian
plover, Boussag, Bec. de Trav. xxxi. 138; another in the saine locality
called a cormorant is really Heliornis senegalensis, id. ib. 180; on the
spoon-bill in Egyptian représentations, id. ib. xxxii. 50.
L. W. KiNG discussing the planting of tree-cotton by Sennacherib as
recorded on a recently discovered cylinder, refers to Herodotus' statement
that a cuirass sent by Amasis to Sparta was adorned with tree-wool.
P.S.B.A. xxxi. 342.
A. Lucas gives the gênerai results of bis analyses of Ancient Egyptian
materials during the previous ten years. Cairo Scientijie Journal, iii. 75.
Couyat gives an interesting account of the Myos Hormos road and the
quarriesof red porphyryat Gebel Dokln'in. Bulletin, vii. 15. He finds that
the diorite of the statue of Khephren agreed with that at Khor Basil on
the east bank south of Kalabsha, ib. 35, and writes a note on the probably
Egyptian origin of the marbles used by the Bomans at Spalato and Salona
in Dalmatia. ib. 67.
Utilising the observations made in Greece by and for Mommsen,
Fotheiîingham endeavours to détermine the astronomical conditions which
govern the visibility of the moon to the naked eye, as an aid to cbronology,
the months in many Systems depending on the first nppearance of the new
moon. Monthly Notices of B. Astr. Soc. May, 1910.
"With the exception qf the inscriptions few of the treasures of the Berlin
Muséum bave as yet been published. The staff bave now, however, planned
a séries of archaeological monographs, and on the occasion of the 25th year
of EEMAN'S administration and the lOOth anniversary of Lepsius' birth,
bave issued the first of them under the title Acgyptischc Goldschmiedc-
arbeiten, edited by Sciiafer with the help of Môller and Sciiubakï. The
collection contains spécimens of the goldsmith's handiwork of ail âges,