Thoth at the beginning of the Sothic periods, and on certain other selected
dates. Historical Studies, p. 6. Petrie shows their bearing on
Egyptian chronology, and thereafter discusses the date of the Illrd Dynasty
from regnal dates on the stones of the pyramid of Medum, compared with
the seasons in which the work would probably be done; he points out the
danger of basing short reigns on absence of monuments, and produces
many arguments from Manetho and elsewhere in support of a long
interval between the Xllth and the XVIIIth Dynasty, and generally of
a long chronology reaching back to 5500 b.c. for the 1st Dynasty.
Historical Studies, p. 8, et seqq.
Pieper argues from the indications of local style given in Moller's
Palacographic that the Turin Papyrus of Kings was probably written in
Lower Egypt. A.Z. xlvii. 161.
Naville proves from a passage in the pyramid texts that mn on the
plaque from Nagada is not the name of Menes, but of a pavilion of the
king Aha, and makes it appear probable that the king's name variously
read Khent and Zer should be Shesti. A.Z. xlvii. 65.
Legge summarises the history of the discovery of the 1st Dynasty kings,
and notices the evidence against the identification of Menes with Aha
from a new fragment of the Palermo stone which, according to M. Lacau,
makes Aha = Atet, the third king of the Dynasty. P.S.B.A. xxxii. 223.
Hall upholds the existence of a king against Legge. ib. xxxiii. 15.
See Legge, ib. 68; Hall, ib. 127.
Weill publishes a steatite cylinder of the 1st Dynasty with commentary.
Sphinx, xv. 26. The same authority has re-discovered in the hands of a
native dealer a number of interesting fragments of tombs of the Illrd
Dynasty, lost sight of since their excavation by Mariette. Sphinx, xv. 1.
Weigall publishes the name of Khufu from Sehel. Ann. xi. 171.
Wreszinski discusses the well-known stela bearing the name of Khufu
and the princess Hentsen, endeavouring to determine its significance as a
record of late restoration. A.Z. xlviii. 174.
Weill writes on the royal decrees discovered in Eeinach's excavations
at Coptos. One of Pepy I. decrees immunity for the chapel of his mother
Aput, two of Pepy II. concern rights in the temple of Coptos, one of
Wazkare concerns rights and obligations of temples in Upper Egypt, one
from Neferkauhor contains congratulations to an official on an endowment.
In an additional note the discovery of a seventh decree is announced, of
Pepy II. G.B. 1911, 268.
New translation of the historical rubric in the Berlin medical papyrus
published by Wreszixski. Naville, Sphinx, xiv. 141.