Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1893-1894

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Hieroglyphic Studies, &c.


With regard to implements, there is much of importance from
Tell el Amarna, including the flint implements described by Mr.


Dr. Budge's publication entitled The Mummy contains a great deal of
information on many branches of Egyptian archaeology. We note also
the following: —

B. Towry White, Notes on Pectorals, in the Proc. 8. B. A., xv., p. 409.
Waldemar Schmidt, Sarcophages Egyptiens, in Trans. IXth Oriental
Cong., vol. ii.

Borchardt, in Aeg. Zeits., xxxii., describes the box for the canopic
vases of King Sebekemsaf in the Leyden Museum, and shows that the
so-called "medicine chest" of Queen Mentuhotep and King Tehuti, at
Berlin, was really intended for the same purpose, and may be of the
same age (Xlllth Dynasty).

Felix von Luschan, in the Yerhandlungen d. Berliner Ges. fiir Anthro-
pologic, May, 1893, describes a remarkable instance of a composite bow
from Egypt which was discovered by this ethnologist amongst the trea-
sures of the Berlin Museum. It is believed to be of the age of Rameses II.
The composite bow, which is a very superior arm, is a purely Asiatic and
non-African weapon. Herr von Luschan questions whether this example
is a piece of Hittite spoil, or whether, possibly, the Egyptians brought
the composite bow with them in their original migration from Asia.
The former idea commends itself as the more probable.

Dr. Budge has written a Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection in the
Eitzioilliam Museum, Cambridge. Illustrated notes, by Mr. Hilton Price,
upon antiquities in his own collection, are printed in the Transactions of
the Society of Biblical Archaeology (ix., part 2).

Personal and Miscellaneous.

Dr. Leemans, for over fifty years keeper of the Museum of Antiquities
at Leyden, but lately retired, passed away last year at a great age. He
was the Nestor of Egyptologists, much of his work dating from the
"thirties." His largest work, the colossal publication of the Egyptian
monuments in his Museum, commenced in 1839 : he published the first
volume of the Greek papyri of Leyden in 1833, and one of his best-
known works, the Hieroglyphics of Horapollo, in 1835.

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