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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Pkogress of Egyptology.

noted in this record. The large size of the sacred ibis in the Egyptian
munnnies as compared with the wild specimens of the Soudan is very
interesting. Ann. iii. 18. M. Lortet also, with M. Hugounenq, describes
mummified examples of the fish Lates Niloticus from Latopolis, showing
that it is really the fish latus. ib. 15.

Gain writes a valuable article on the very popular subject ofmummy wheat
and barley. It is well known that the grains from Egyptian tombs may be
wonderfully full and fresh in appearance, but they are of a brownish colour.
The author finds that in all cases the germ is incapable of development,
and in fact has long been " fossilized." Examination of authenticated
examples of corn of various ages shows that the germ turns yellowish and
then brownish in the course of a single century. When the brown colour
appears it is no longer capable of growth. Ann. iii. 269.

Loeet writes on castor oil and its medicinal use in ancient Egypt.
Revue de Medecine, Aug. 1902, p. 687.

Wiedemann deals with the question of circumcision in ancient Egypt.
O.L.Z. 1903, 97.

Daeessy gives measurements of the mummy of Maherpra. Ann. iv. 74.

Daeessy describes a stone vase with peculiar graduations engraved
in the interior, apparently for some astronomical purpose. Ann.
iii. 236.

Komieu writes on the calculation of the hour among the ancient
Egyptians, Bee. de Trav. xxiv. 135 ; and Max Muller on the history of the
zodiacal figures in Egypt, 0. L. Z. 1903, 8.

Loeet, writing on the Jiwr-measure and the Dodecaschoenus makes
the late aur (ar) double the earlier atur. Sphinx vii. 1.

Daeessy describes an inscribed weight in the Cairo Museum.
Bee. de Trav. xxiv. 160.

Hultsch continues his contributions to Egyptian metrology
(ii., iii. Graeco-Boman) in the Archiv fur Papyrus-forschung ii. 273.

SlE Charles Waeeen has written a small book on The ancient cubit and
our weights and measures, dealing largely with Egyptian metrology.


Eevillout publishes texts of documents relating to hereditary trans-
mission of property, dealt with in a previous article. Bev. Egypt, x. 55.

Peehistoeic Archaeology.

Schweinfueth discusses the implements found in the diluvial terrace
and on the desert plateau at Thebes. The terrace is part of a series which
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