Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1897-1898

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of Nenkheftka, his wife and son (Vth Dyn.); and a detailed account
of the modes of burial observed in this Old Kingdom cemetery. The
quantity of clothing found with some of the bodies was remarkable.
The book has been reviewed by Max Muller, Or. Litt. Zeit. 247. Dr.
Page May (British Medical Journal, December 4th, 1897) figures and
describes some bones from the Old Kingdom cemetery at Deshasheh
showing rheumatoid arthritis.

Gayet (Annales du Musee Guimet, xxvii. part 3) describes, giving
numerous plates, the excavations undertaken at the expense of M. Guimet
on the site of Antinoe, the city founded by Hadrian in memory of the
drowning of his favourite near that spot. A temple of Rameses II. was
found, and part of it uncovered. The inscriptions on the columns are in
honour of the neighbouring gods, Thoth of Hermopolis, Khnum of
Herur, &c. It is a pity that they have not been more carefully copied.
A number of the well-known terra-cotta masks of the Roman period were

Piehl (Sphinx II. 101) reviews the part already issued of the Text and
Supplementary plates of Lepsius' Denhnaler.

Publications of Texts.

Kalabsheh. Inscriptions from the two chambers preceding the
sanctuary of the temple. Bouriant, Rec. de Tr. xx. 193.

Edfu. Rochehonteix, Temple d'Kdfou, public par E. Chassinat
(Miss. Arch, franc, x. 4, nearly completing the first of the two volumes
of which this publication will consist). Compare Chassinat's reply to
Piehl's attack on the publication, Bee. de Tr. xx. 1.

El Kab. Inscriptions on two statues, Sayce, Rec. de Tr. xx. 111.

The interesting little temple of Amenhotep III., standing in the valley
behind El Kab, has been published by J. J. Tylor, in a handsome volume,
with plans and a chapter of notes descriptive of the architecture by
Somees Clarke. The graffiti, &c, on the temple are reserved for future
examination. The sculptures of Amenhotep III. were partly defaced by
Akhenaten, and were restored by Sety I. The temple was built on a
platform, the sanctuary, which remains nearly perfect, being preceded
by a forecourt now entirely destroyed. This forms the third volume in
the series of Monuments of El Kab.

Karnak. Headless statue of Mentuemhat, governor of Thebes
(XXVth Dyn.), with interesting inscriptions, and a very fine head probably
representing the same person. Miss J. Gocrlay and Percy E. Newberry,
Bee. de Tr. xx. 188.
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