Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1898-1899

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reprinted in Sphinx, vol. ii. 203, last season's work; iii. 20, excavations at
Alexandria, M. Loret's discovery of Old Kingdom tombs at Sakkareh, Dr.
Schafer's excavations for the German Government at the "pyramid of
Eikkeh" (Abusir), M. Legrain's work of repair at Karnak, Dr.
Spiegelberg's for Lord Northampton at Dra' abu'l negga; and, iii. 103, M.
Loret's discoveries in the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings. Dr. Schwein-
furth laments that sculptures are still sawn out from wall scenes for sale
to tourists, and quotes a block on sale from the temple of Der el Bahri.
Nothing, however, has been missed from the temple for at least two years.
Hiekaconpolis. See p. 22.

Thebes. Dor M. Legrain's work at Karnak, see p 21. In P.S.B.A.
xxi. 141 Professor Sayce mentions some of M. Legrain's latest discoveries,
including blocks of a scene which shows Thothnies III. conducting the
funeral of Hatshepsut.

Dr. Spiegelberg and Mr. P. E. Newberry, excavating at the expense of
Lord Northampton at El Kurneh and Dra' abu'l negga, have found the site
of the funerary temple of Ahmes-nefertari, mother of Amenhetep I. She
and her son were both worshipped in the XlXth and XXth Dynasties.
The queen's temple was close to that of the king, traces of which had
already been found by Spiegelberg in 1896. In the mound of El Barabi,
near El Kurneh, sculptured blocks, were recovered which had been taken
from the temple of Der el Bahri as building material by Barneses II. and
III. There was also found and opened the tomb of the " superintendent
of the gold and silver house, Zehuti," the chief official in charge of the
work in precious metals under the splendid reigns of Hatshepsut and
Thothnies III. A specimen of his craft is in the Louvre. The inscrip-
tions in this tomb are long and important, and it is a curious fact that his
features and name are throughout systematically defaced. It has also
been discovered that he was represented in a scene in the temple of Der el
Bahri, and there, also, his figure is defaced.

There are accounts of Lord Northampton's excavation in Or. Lift. Zeit.
ii. 25 and 127.

The tomb of Thothnies I., discovered by M. Loret, is small, consisting
only of two chambers. In Baedeker's map its site can be located between
tombs Nos. 14 and 15 (those of Setnekht and SetylL); actually it lies
between No. 14 and the tomb of Amenhetep II., discovered last year.
That of Ma-her-pa-Ba, fan-bearer of a king, is in the same neighbourhood,
and is the only non-royal tomb yet discovered in the Valley. When
opened it was found to have been plundered of all valuables; the thieves,
however, had replaced the mummy with some care, after unwrapping it.
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