Progress of Egyptology.
Petrie points out that certain coins of Ivica bear a figure of Bes and a
legend naming it " Island of Besa." Historical Studies, p. 30.
Bronze figure of Neith found in Paris near the site of the Bastille,
probably from the collection of an oriental designer named Chenavard.
Ann. x. 97.
Asia Minor, etc.
Karian inscriptions at the Second Cataract. Sayce, P.S.B.A. xxxii.
The origin of Sarapis at Sinope is confirmed by a coin of Sinope which
shows a human foot surmounted by a bull's head. Bicci, Rev. Arch. ive
ser. t. xvi. 97.
Mesopotamia, Syria, Semites.
F. Hrozny points out that one of the names of the primitive " emmer "-
corn in Babylonia was bututtu like the Egyptian bd-t (boti), that beer hq-t
(henqi) in Egyptian was Mgu, that the hoe, mr in Egyptian, was marru,
the vase nmh-t for mixing beer was namzitu, etc.; all this appearing to
confirm Max Mulleb's suggestion that Egyptian and Babylonian agricul-
ture were connected. Sitzb. Vienna Acad. 1910, 172.
Weigall illustrates the lions with long necks intertwined on the palettes
from Hieraconpolis by the design on a Babylonian cylinder in the Louvre.
Ann. xi. 170.
Thirteenth part of Knudtzon's El Amarna Tafeln containing notes to
letters 69-149 by 0. Weber.
Mrs. Grenfell illustrates the design of a Syrian seal-cylinder in the
Ashmolean Museum by Egyptian scarabs showing drinking through
syphons. P.S.B.A. xxxii. 268.
Petrie has published a small volume on Egypt and Israel investigating the
relations of the two peoples from the earliest times and bringing the record
down so far as to show the influence of Isis-worship on Christianity.
Eeviewed by Foucart, Sphinx, xiv. 245.
The name of Osorkon II. has been found by Beisner at Samaria on an
alabaster vase, along with old Hebrew ostraca. O.L.Z. xiv. 133.
Dr. Albr. Alt discusses the question of an expedition to Palestine in
590 b.c. under Psammetichus IE, referred to in one of the John Eylands
papyri of the age of Darius; and is inclined to accept it as an historical
fact, to be closely connected with the revolt of Zedekiah from Nebuchad-
nezzar. Zeits.f. alttest. Wissenschaft, 1910, p. 288.