Progress of Egyptology.
seems to have written his article hefore Maspebo's publication and
distinguishes Eameses-Siptah from Merenptah-Siptah, their prenomens
also being different. One result is that the numbering of nearly all the
Barneses-kings after Barneses II. is changed, Barneses III. being the proper
designation of this obscure Siptah. Bee. de Trav. xxxiv. 39.
Long and detailed articles on Sesac and Tharaca by Lagiee have
appeared in Vigoueoux, Dictionnaire de la Bible.
Legeain continues his important study of the family of Mentemhat at
Thebes. Bee. de Trav. xxxiv. 97, 168.
On the landed property of Petuaa under the first Ethiopian dynasty.
Bevillout, Bev. Eg. xiii. 133.
List of demotic papyrus-fragments in the Munich Boyal Library, all of
the Ptolemaic age, with translations of several protocols. Beich, W.Z.K.M.
On the titulary of Ptolemy Caesarion and its occurrences on the
monuments of Coptos, Athribis, etc. Weill, Bee. de Trav. xxxiv. 77.
On the title Bomaios of Augustus at Dendera and Kalabsbeh.
Spiegelbeeg, A.Z. xlix. 85.
In the series of Books on Egypt and Chaldaea Dr. Budge has collected
a volume of the Annals of Nubian Kings, with a sketch of the Nubian
kingdom of Napata.
To the Deutsche Bevue, June, 1912, Pissing contributes an article on
the historical tales of the ancient Egyptians, which were gathered round
the names of famous historical personages and in the popular mind took
the place of history.
Boedee has written a useful book for popular consumption, Aus dem
Leben vornehmer Aegypten, the groundwork being the biographical inscrip-
tions of various ancient Egyptians who in several cases are illustrated by
Elliot Smith has written a brilliant essay on The Ancient Egyptians
in a popular form for Harper's Library of Modern Thought. He attributes
to Egypt the invention of copper-working, a thing that was destined to
transform the world. Thus from Egypt spread waves of knowledge,
and power with knowledge, arming its neighbours for the conquest of the
unenlightened lands beyond. In Egypt also Elliot Smith finds the
origin of megalithic construction, the fame of the pyramids, as it spread,
inciting even the most distant nations to imitate them.
Attention may be drawn to Prof. J. L. Myees' Dawn of History in
the Home University Library; the rise of culture in and around the
Mediterranean region is here brilliantly sketched.