from Beui Hasan in the Aslimolean Museum with commentary. A.Z.
Stela of Dyn. XVIII. representing the rare god Shed, bought in Thebes.
Davies, A.Z. xlix. 125.
On Sarapis, Antinous, and Osiris as a vase. Weber, Drei untersuchungcn
zur aegyptisch-griechischen Religion.
Stolk has written a dissertation on the god Ptah, containing interesting
material, amongst other things a list of names compounded with Ptah.
On the " Pelusiac " worship of the leek, etc., and the appearance in late
literature of the ancient Egyptian ideal age of 110 years. Jacoby*
Bee. de Trav. xxxiv. 9.
Poertner has written a small volume on funerary stelae as illustrating
social and religious life. Die Aegyptischen Totenstelen als Zengen des
Sozialen und religiosen Lebens Hirer zeit.
Science, Anthropological Illustrations, Etc.
The Report on the Human Remains found by the Archaeological Survey
of Nubia in 1907-8, by Drs. Elliot Smith and Wood Jones, parallel to
Dr. Keisner's report on the Archaeology, has been issued in two volumes
of text and plates respectively. It deals with the racial problem, modes
of embalming and burial, the method of determining the age and sex from
bones (apparently a matter of extreme difficulty), pathology, fractures, etc.
Owing to the vast amount of material examined these observations must
necessarily be of extraordinary importance. There is also a bibliography
and precis of all the literature concerning Nubia.
Seligmann figures a cretinous skull of P>yn. XVIII. from Petrie's
excavations at Thebes, now in the Museum of the College of Surgeons.
Man, 1912, 8.
Dr. Puffer, on dwarfs in Ancient Egypt, an interesting paper discussing
them from both the pathological and the historical point of view, correct-
ing various misconceptions. Dwarfs were employed especially for the
keeping of jewellery, probably because their identification would be easy
if they ran away. Bull. Soe. Alex. xiii. 162. He describes two mummies
of the time of the Persian occupation; each is a good deal made up, but
finely bandaged. The second, chiefly composed of bones in a crate, was
evidently the remains of a body which had been allowed to decay in the
earth, ib. xiv. 240.
A work by Reutter, dc Vanbaumcmcnt avant ct apres Jesus-Christ, is
reviewed by Jequier, Sphinx, xv. 206.
boussac figures and identifies the boat-bill, Balaenieeps rex, from a tomb