lications of Buhen and Karanbg are reviewed collectively by Hall, Man,
1912, no. 40.
Thebes. The Earl of Carnarvon has published the results of his
explorations with Mr. Howard Carter from 1907 to 1911 in a fine volume
of moderate bulk, entitled Five Years' Explorations at Thebes. A valley-
temple belonging to the great temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari was
found at the edge of the cultivation, and a great deal of systematic
clearance was done in the early part of the Theban necropolis. The
finds extend from the XHth Dynasty to the Ptolemaic period, and are
particularly rich for Dynasties XVII and XVIII. They include coffins,
furniture, musical instruments, toys, an inlaid board for a game, having
a drawer to hold pieces representing jackals and hounds—the game is
ingeniously explained by Mr. Carter—and hieratic and demotic texts of
great historical interest.
Attention is called very courteously by Gauthier to the publication in
Petrie's Qurneh (1908-9) of tombs which were discovered by himself
in 1906 in work for the French Institute and were reported upon in
1908 ; and he notes some points of interest in regard to them. Bull.
The results of an excavation for the Berlin Museum on the site of a
chapel of Tethmosis IV. near the Bamesseum are briefly described by
Mollbe ; tombs of the Middle Kingdom and of the XXIInd Dynasty were
discovered. Prom the last were obtained some fine wooden coffins
which are figured in the report. Amtliche Ber. el. K. Kunstsammlungcn,
Mahasna. The well-illustrated memoir on A Predynastic Cemetery at
El Mahasna, by E. B. Ayrton and W. L. S. Loat, with interesting
antiquities, the graves extending into the period of the 1st Dynasty.
Akhmim. Beporting on an excavation by himself and Mr. Whitaker
in the necropolis, Xewberry gives copies of the inscriptions in twenty-
eight tombs dating from the Vlth to the Xllth Dynasty at El Hawawish,
and a note of three inscribed coffins (found in an uninscribed chamber), one
of which is now in the Ashmolean Museum. Liverpool Annals, iv. 99.
Asyut. In the memoirs of the French Institute at Cairo, Chassinat
and Palanque publish a well-illustrated volume on their successful work
in the spring of 1903, yielding coffins, statuettes, and funerary furniture
of the Middle Kingdom:—Un campagne cle fouilles dans la necropole
Amarna. Borchardt gives a picturesque and very interesting account
of the systematic excavations of the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft from