Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1904-1905

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was succeeded on the throne by his son Xekhtnebtepnefer Antef, not
previously known.

A large sandstone stela, photographed in 1873 and now lost, of
a scribe Ptahmose, of the XVIIIth Dynasty. Kamal, Rec. de Truv.
xxvii. 29.

Monuments of a first prophet of Amnion Mehuhi, of the XlXth Dynasty.
Legrain, Ann. v. 137.

Legend of a Saite prince, on a gold ring. Griffith, P. S. B. A.
xxvii. 38.


Several years ago the Berlin Museum published a volume of lithographed
facsimiles of hieratic papyri, containing rituals of Amnion and MM, dating
from the XXIInd Dynasty. A second volume lias now been issued, with
the remainder of the religious texts from the same find at Thebes, in-
cluding hymns to Raharakhti, Ptah, and Amnion. One of these is also
found in the temple of Darius I, at El Khargeh; another professes to
have been copied from a wall of Sesostris (Usertesen) I, probably at
Karnak. Some portions of these texts had already been facsimiled in
Lepsius' Denlimatcr. Another interesting papyrus, from the old Passa-
lacqua collection, takes back the history of some of the final chapters of
the Turin Book of the Dead to about the XXIst Dynasty. Hieratische
Papyrus aus den Koniglichen Musrcn zu Berlin, ii., reviewed by Wiede-
man, 0. L. Z. viii. 398. •

A further fascicule, the 9th, contains facsimiles of fragmentary papyri of
the YIth Dynasty from Elephantine, including some preserved at Strassburg.
One document, putting a case before the king for decision, gives a fairly
complete sense, and has been translated by Prof. Erman in the Handbook
of the Berlin Museum entitled Aus <len Papyrus; another, a letter, is
practically complete. Cartouches of two lungs, one named Pepy, occur.
Linguistically these remains of Old Kingdom writings are of the highest
importance. The strange primitive hieratic signs are carefully collected
on separate plates, some being from unpublished fragments. They diil'er
greatly from later forms, and represent an exceptionally large number of
distinct signs, in comparison to later hieratic.

A remarkable gratlito of the reign of liameses II, in the tomb of
Ptahshepses at Abusir, first published by Dakessy. Spiegelberg, Bee.
de Trar. xxvi. 152.

A small funerary papyrus of Roman date in the museum of Florence,
with the variants of another. Pellegkini, Sphinx viii. 216. spiegelberg,
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