Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1902-1903

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gives a note on the two cities of Buto in the eastern and the western
Delta, ib. 286.

Tanih. Eeports on tours of inspection, 1893-4. Foucart, Ann. ii. 258.

The excavations of the German Oriental Society ahout the Vth Dynasty-
pyramid of Neuserra at Abusir have been continued on even a larger scale
than last year. In the matter of discovery Borchardt was not so fortunate
as in the previous season. Some further graves of the Middle Kingdom
yielded little, and the Greek necropolis, which in 1901-2 produced the
manuscript of Timotheus, appears not to have rewarded its explorers by a
single new papyrus. But the evidence of coins placed in the mouths of the
mummies to pay Charon's fare seems to confirm the supposition of a pre-
Alexandrine date for the Timotheus; and large finds of plant remains
have been made, including a great heap of corn of the Middle Kingdom.
The examination of these will certainly yield most interesting results.
The clearance of the temple itself is nearly complete. Strange to say,
after a succession of halls had been traced, reaching to the east face of the
pyramid in a direct line, it was found that the temple continued at a right
angle along the face. The sanctuary is marked by the remains of a
great false door in the centre of the side of the pyramid. Amongst the
discoveries was a lion's head in black basalt which had been the spout of
a gutter from the roof of the temple. The true entrance of the pyramid
was reached, but the passage, after being partly cleared, was blocked by a
fall of ruin; the examination of the interior, which Perring and Vyse
already explored in 1838, thus remains for next year's work. Several large
mastabas of the age of the pyramid were thoroughly investigated and
yielded interesting remains, besides important architectural results. The
above notes are taken from Borchardt's report, forming No. 18 of the
Mittlueiluiujen dar Deutsclten Orient-Gesellschaft zu Berlin.

Publication of Texts.

(1) From Sites in Egypt—

Ombos. First fascicule of the second part of the publication of the
temple, by De Morgan, etc. Kom Ombos (sic).

Edfu. Inscription from the Birth-temple now cleared by the sebakh-
diggers ; Legraix, Ann. iv. 41. Inscription on door jambs of the Middle
Kingdom: Legrain, Ann. iii. 267.

Silsileh, etc. Stela of Amenhotep IV. at Silsileh, and two others at
Zernik, nearly opposite Esneh. Legrain, Ann. iii. 259.

Medinet Habu. Group of family of Amenhotep III. Daressy, Rec.
de Trav. xxiv. 165.
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