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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Mahler calculates the dates of the kings of the Xllth Dynasty. A. Z.
xl. 78.

Petrie holds that the star diagrams in the royal tombs are horoscopes
of nativities. P. 8. B. A. xxiv. 319.


Maspero publishes a note on the stations between Coptos and Berenice,
from a survey made in 1873 and of the emerald mines in 1891. Ann. iii.

Chassinat illustrates a geographical name in the list of names at Edfu.
Bull. ii. 100.

Foreign Eelations.

The work of the Palestine Exploration Fund is bringing to light many
small relics of Egyptian occupation and trade. In the excellent memoir
on Excavations in Palestine, 1898-1900, by Bliss and Macalister, many
scarabs are figured from Tell Zakariyeh and Tell es Safi, in the Shepheleh,
on pi. 56 and 83—see also the references in the index of the volume to
"objects from Egypt." In the Quarterly Statement are figured and
described from Mr. Macalister's excavations at Gezer scarabs and weights
(Macalister and Petrie) P. P. F. Q. S. 1902, 365, fragment with name
of Nepherites I., ib. 1903, 9, fragment of stela of Middle Kingdom (or early
XVIIIth Dynasty at latest), ib. 37, 125, scarabs ib., 122, 211.

Scheil publishes two new El Amarna letters, which Chassinat has been
so fortunate as to secure. One is from Assur-uballit, King of Assyria,
sent with a present to Pharaoh, the other from a Syrian governor.
Bulletin ii. 113, cf. Peiser, O.L. Z. 1903, 379.

Euting publishes an Aramaic papyrus at Strassburg, recently purchased
in Luxor. It bears a date of the 14th year of Darius. Prof. Euting in-
terprets it as a report to a satrap referring to an insurrectionary movement,
and concludes that the king must necessarily be Darius II. Nothus, b.c.
424-405. Memoires presentes par divers Savants a VAcadurnie, xi. 298.

Cowley publishes Aramaic documents found at Elephantine, showing
that Jews were there probably in the Persian period. P. S. B. A. xxv.
202, cf. Gray, ib. 259.

Maspero figures a fragment of a statue found by Prof. Sayce at Aswan,
with inscription in non-Egyptian characters. Ann. iii. 96.

Schafee publishes the Ptolemaic bilingual stela of Khahape, observing
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