Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1911-1912

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Peogkess of Egyptology.

On the titles, etc., of the statue No. 97 of the Vatican. Spiegelbeeg,
l.Z. xlix. 130.

On a phrase in Ptolemaic building inscriptions which had been wrongly-
read as standing for icad' okov. Devaud, A.Z. xlix. 131.

Bevillotjt continues his hieroglyphic transcript and translation of the
demotic Kufi story, Rev. Eg. xiii. 1; the second story of Sethon, ib. p. 29;
the first story of Sethon, ib. p. 38; parallel texts of the Eosetta Stone with
a supplement on the decree of Philae, ib. p. 109; note on relatives in the
decrees of Eosetta and Philae, ib. p. 129, and on the optative, ib. p. 131.
He has also issued a volume of transcripts of early contracts in order of
age, from one which he attributes to Bocchoris down to the Persian period.
Contrats Egyptians, archaiques, demotiqucs, arameens.

On ® and the earliest dwellings of the Egyptians, and on iz=t as
determination of the Nile and the subdivision of the stream. Wiedemann,
Sphinx, xvi. 11. On a man's name, Ka-nekht. id. ib. xv. 125.

On the distinct uses in early times- of signs representing organs and

those which represent actions, e.g. of <s>- and r^^=. Lacau, Sphinx,
xvi. 69.

A sign '->(?) reading daau. Devaud, A.Z. xlix. 106.

Dr. Seligmann and Miss Mueeay make the interesting suggestion that
the object on a standard (called Khens ?) which is borne before the king
is the royal umbilical cord or the placenta, a thing which is preserved
with much care among the Baganda. Man. 1911, ISTo. 97.

On x and its values. Geapow, A.Z. xlix. 116.

On the girdle tie c=oo-a) the butcher's sharpener, and the bodkin

seshem, also the sign for old age j^, and for noble j^, which have distinct

hieratic equivalents but are united in a third more cursive form. Montet,
A. Z. xlix. 20.

In a long and interesting discussion of the name of the king of Upper
Egypt, Sethe shows that it is to be read n-sut, ansu, " belonging to the
rush" (the rush being the symbol of Upper Egypt). A.Z. xlix. 15.


Dr. Budge has published two large volumes on Osiris and the Egyptian
Resurrection, laying special stress on the African origin of the ideas, and
quoting illustrations from the practices of African tribes. The work is
reviewed by T.R.J, in Man, 1912, No. 61. Budge has also printed a,
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