Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1907-1908

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Aechaeology, Hieroglyphic Studies, Etc.


known cemeteries lie finds the Egyptian race to have been the same and
the civilisation continuous : lie deems it incredible that any known grave
in Egypt should date before 4500 b.c. At the time when Meyer would
place the introduction of the calendar, in 4241 b.c., he considers that
Egypt must really have been in a very primitive and barbarous stage.
This detailed memoir is a mine for the archaeologist, and is full of
penetrating remarks. Dr. Elliot Smith's observations on the bodies and
skeletons are to appear elsewhere.

Athribis (on the desert edge behind Sohag). Prof. Petrie's memoir
on this year's excavations {Athribis, 14th year of British School of
Archaeology and Eesearch Account), describes two Ptolemaic temples of
the goddess Trepi or Thriphis, consort of Min, with some observations on
the plan of a large building which preceded the White Monastery of St.
Shenuti; copies of scenes and inscriptions in a tomb of the Eoman period
with two representations of the Zodiac (which according to Mr. Knobel
may belong to between 50 and 60 a.d.) ; and copies of Old Kingdom tombs
at Hagarseh, two miles southward. Walker translates the inscriptions in
this memoir.

Zaraby, two miles south of Abutig, tombs of the Vlth Dynasty; Zauyeh,
tombs of the Vlth Dynasty; and RiFA, tombs of the Vllth to the XXth
Dynasty, also demotic and Coptic documents, reported upon by Sir H.
Thompson and W. E. Crum : all in Petrie's Gizeh and Bifeh (13th year
of the above).

Beni Hasan. Discoveries in the necropolis of Dyn. XII., several of the
burials being found intact with rich deposits of furniture: and in some
tombs further north, of Dyns. III. and V. The objects are described in
categories and a full list of each find is given. Garstang, Burial Customs
of Ancient Egypt.

Dahshur. Eemoval of granite column from the temple of Amenemhat
III. to the Cairo Museum, etc. Barsanti, Ann. viii. 192.

Saqqara. Quibell's memoir on the results of the first season's
excavations in the complex and confused necropolis, Excavations at
Saqqara 1905-6. The work done was in front of the pyramid of Teta, the
chief discoveries being stelae of the age of the Heracleopolite kings (Xth
Dynasty), and curious chambers of the Ptolemaic period, having figures of
Bes and a female consort moulded against the walls.

Abusie. In excavating the pyramid-temple of Xeuserre numbers of
tombs were found of the Vlth Dynasty and later periods down to the
Greek age, excluding, however, the New Kingdom. Schafer has published
a memoir, Priestcrgrabcr und anderc Grabfundc . . . vum Totcntcmpcl des
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