Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1905-1906

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small temple was found dedicated to the worship of Tetbmosis III. Gurob,
in the volume for the tenth year of the Egyptian Hesearch Account.

Abusir el Maleq. Moeller reports his excavation of a prehistoric
(Pyn. I) cemetery in the autumn of 1905. The work was evidently done
with great care. There was a notable absence of weapons from the
numerous finds; among the latter a figure apparently of a camel sug-
gests that this animal was introduced very early into Egypt but
subsequently became extinct. A Hyksos grave was discovered containing
a scarab of Ivhyan. Milth. d. Deutsch. Orient-Ges. 1906, No. 30.

Abusir. The first volume of Bissing's sumptuous publication of the
Sun-temple of Neuserre contains the architectural description of the
remains by Borchardt. Das Be-Heiligthum des Konigs Ne-woser-re,
Bd. I.

Watzinger elaborately describes the remains, more particularly the
wooden coffins, found in the Greek cemetery. The bulk date from the
4th century b.c. (with these was the Timotheus papyrus), but a small
amount of pottery belonged to earlier times (saec. vii.-v). The forms
of the coffins and the modes of burial were strongly influenced by Egyptian
custom. Griecltischc llolzsarcophage aus der Zeit Alexanders des Grossen
[Wi&aensch. Verq/fentl. d. Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft, heft (i).

GlZEH. At Nezlet Batran, south of Zauyet el Aryan, Daressy
excavated, in 1904, a rectangular building of crude brick, consisting of
five chambers in a row. The central and largest chamber was deeply
sunk; in it were found large jars with seals of the Serpent King of the
1st Dynast)', fragments of stone jars, etc. One of the smaller chambers
yielded flint knives, another tall jars, some of which were marked with
rude signs. The finds are described in Ann: vi. 99.

Covington" describes a great brick mastaba, like that of Menes at
Nagadeh, which he excavated with the help of Quibell, south of the
Great Pyramid. Unfortunately the finds made were of little importance
beyond confirming the supposition of its early date : the closest analogues
are the stone vessels, etc., from the tomb of Khasekhemui at Abydos.
Jnn. vi. 193.

Steindorff excavated last season near the Great Pyramid, finding many
statues. "Work was begun at the " temple of the Sphinx," and in the
preliminary clearances many fragments of statues were found, including a
fine head of Chephren. Borchardt in Beitv. z. Alt. Geich. v. 410.

The magazine lleem-ds of the Past for May, 1905, contains an illus-
trated article based on the reports of Dr. G. Reisner, on the work of the
Hearst expedition at the Pyramids. It throws a good deal of light
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