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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Progress of Egyptology.

them disappear, Griffith, Wills in Ancient Egypt (Law Quarterly
Review, Jan., 1898); reviewed by Maspero, Journal des Savant*, Feb.,
1898, Wiedemann, Or. Litt. Zeit., 86.

Revillout, Les Actions publiques et privies en Droit Egyptien, has
published the first volume of a series on trials iu Egypt, containing
his lectures of 1896-7, and dealing with the documents of the New-

Three short memoirs by Moret : line Fonction Judiciaire de la Xllme
Dyn. et les Chrernatistes ptolemaiques; L'appel an Boi en Bgypte; La
Condition des Fe'aux en Egypte. Reviewed by I. Levj, Rev. Arch.,
xxxi. 303.


In the first part of De Morgan's Ethnographie prehistorigue, et tom-
beau royal de Negadah (reviewed by Max Miiller, Or. Litt. Zeit., 78 ;
Eisenlohr, Sphinx, II. 10-1), after a few -words upholding the palaeo-
lithic age. of some of the flint remains iu Egypt and in defence of his
theory that flint-working ceased about Dyn. III., the author gives a list
of "prehistoric" localities in Egypt, and then describes and illustrates
their remains in order, utilizing especially the great mass of materials in
Peteie and Qcibell's Nagada and Ballas. Wiedemann contributes an
illustrative chapter, in -which he quotes some passages in inscriptions of
the historic period as having reference to unmummified burial. In a
bulky Appendix Dr. Fouquet treats of the skulls aud diseased bones of
the prehistoric people. There is much room for criticism in De Morgan's
work, especially in his handling of the whole series of stone implements
as if they belonged to one age. Future -work must assign definitely to
the " prehistoric" types their places in the various historic and pre-
historic times. The excavations of the past few years indicate how fully
this may be done, if only plunderers will leave sufficient material intact
and in situ for scientific investigation.

Qoibell (A. Z. xxxv. 134) states the evidence for and against a pre-
historic date for the "New Race." The remains from royal tombs at
Abydos, and those of Dyn. IV. at El Kab, are later in character than
those from the " New Race " cemeteries, though they have many points
of contact with them.

Wiedemann (Umschau, 7, 14 August, 1897) gives an account of De
Morgan's finds; and Fraas (in Correspondent Blatt d. Beutsch. Gesells.
f. Anthrop., 1898) writes on the prehistoric people in Egypt.
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