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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Egyptian name, A-wabe, is very accurately rendered by Diodorus' Upbv
irehiov (Diod. 1/22). Schafer, A. Z. xli. 141.

Schafer interprets a passage in Diodorus as indicating a resemblance
between the names of Thebes and of the goddess Nut, and concludes that
the former was Nu, not Ne. A. Z. xli. 140.

New name for Gebelen (reading unknown, with worship of Hathor) and
another Ta anti from Mendes. Daressy, Rec. de Trav. xxvi. 133.

Note on the spelling of the names Gurob and Dendera. Petrie, A. Z. xli.

The name and monuments of Letopolis. Spiegelberg, Rec. de Trav.
xxvi. 146.

The Survey Department of the Egyptian Government has issued the
report on the Topography and Geology of the Faiyum province of Egypt,
by Mr. H. J. L. Beadnell. Of the immense importance of the results to
geology and palaeontology we must not speak here; but attention may be
drawn to remarks on the prehistoric remains in the Faiyum, and to
photographs such as that which represents the tamarisk stumps still
standing in the desert where they grew at the edge of Lake Moeris before
its reclamation by the Ptolemies.

Foreign Eelations.

R. Weill writes on Asia in the Egyptian texts of the Old and Middle
Kingdoms, with an index of geographical and ethnical terms, and copies of
some fresh inscriptions from Sarabit el Khadem. Spliinx, viii. 179, ix. 1,
C3. Levy follows with a note on Eetnu = Lotan (Gen. 3G/20). ib. ix. 70.

Breasted retranslates the report of Unamun. He considers it an
authentic report, not fiction, the implied long-standing use of rolls and
papyrus in Phoenicia shows that Egyptian hieratic had displaced cuneiform
in 1100 b.c., the Phoenician scribes forming an alphabet by discarding all
the miscellaneous signs of Egyptian by the tenth century. He attributes
the date of the document, year 5, to the reign of Eameses XII. Amer.
Journ. of Sem. Lang. xxi. 100.

In Aegyptologische Randgloxsen zum Alton Testament, Spiegelberg
has put together a number of notes, some revised from previous publications,
touching on Biblical matters:

(1) Suggests that the list, Cush, Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan (Gen. x. 6),
belongs to the time of Ethiopian dominion in Egypt.

(2) Finds Jacob and Simeon amongst the names of the Hyksos kings
known from their scarabs, and comparing Josephus, supposes a relationship
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