Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1901-1902

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his cult at the Serapeum. The Greeks, who identified " Iniouthes " with
their Asklepius, have many references to this deified Egyptian in their
literature. Keviewed by von Bissing (Deutsche Lifteraturzeitung, 13 Sept.,
1902), who considers the deification of "heroes" to he due to Greek
influence on Egyptian ideas.

Virey suggests influences of Egyptian mythology on the Greek myth of
Hercules, Ann. de VAeademie de Macon, iii. Sur., Tome vii., 1902.

Capart writes on the serpent-goddess Mert-Seger, Revue de VUniversite
de Bruxelles, 1900-1901.

Wiedemann has a note on the cult of the muses in Egypt, O. L. Z.
iv. 381.

Mrs. Grenfell gives a long paper on the iconography of Bes, especially
on scarabs, Avith many curious illustrations, P. S. B. A. xxiv. 21.

Newberry prints the inscription of a priest of Astarte, P.8.B.A.
xxiii. 219.

Spiegelberg writes on the name of the Phoenix, deriving it from
(f>olvi^, "palm tree," the Greeks having confused bene, the name of the
bird, with benne, "palm," Strasshurger Festschrift zur XLVI. Versamm-
lung deutsclier Philologen, 1901 ; also on a title of the Apis bull, and of a
functionary connected with it, Rec. xxiii. 197 ; the Greek form of the name
of Thoth, ib. 199; the name of the Bacis or Buchis ox, ib. xxiv. 30.
He notes that the name Petepep, " the gift of Pp," in the XXVIth Dynasty,
is probably an indication that King Pepy was worshipped then by the
people, O. 1. Z. v. 43.

Piehl upholds the view that the Egyptians considered the soul to be
in the form of a bird, Sphinx, vi. 59.

Wiedemann writes an interesting paper on bronze rings for purification
in the temples, and suggests that the vessels hitherto called clepsydras
are for purification by water, P. S. B. A. xxiii. 263.

Lefebure contributes an article on the vase of divination, Sphinx,
vi. 61.

Foucart writes on the cult of the funerary statues in Egypt, Revue
de VHistoire des Religions, xliv. 40.

Ahmed-Bey Kamal suggests connections between the gods of the pagan
Arabs and Egyptian divinities, Rec xxiv. 11.

Maspero notes a geometrical progression from 1 to 8 in Egyptian
mythology, Rec. xxiii. 196.

Capart discusses the festival of " striking the Anu," and concludes that
the Anu were the early inhabitants of Egypt conquered by the dynastic
race, Revue de VHistoire des Religions, xliii.
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