Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1908-1909

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Archaeology, Hieroglyphic Studies, Etc.


A book that should interest the tourist with archaeological leanings is
Inscriptions of the Nile Monuments, by G. C. Pier, a collection of views in
Egypt and photographs of monuments and inscriptions with translations
of the most prominent or interesting.

The forged scarabs of jSTecho (A.B. 1907-8, p. 2) are figured in
G.B. 1908, 466, cf. the explanatory note, ib. 493; the sequel to the fraud
in the law-courts is recorded and commented on by S. Pi,[einach] in Rev.
Arch. xiii. 137.

Steindorff, in Festschrift zum 500-jdhrigen Jubilaum der Uuiversitdt
Leipzig, relates the history of the Egyptological Institute at Leipzig, and
of the collections contained in it. It appears that Leipzig was the earliest
centre of Egyptology in Germany. Spohn was the first to study and teach
the subject, but died young in 1824. Seyffarth succeeding him founded
the collection of antiquities, but obstinately opposed the teaching of
Champollion and followed false methods of interpretation. After his
resignation in 1854 there was an interregnum until Ebeks began his
fruitful teaching in 1870. Amongst his pupils were Erman and
Ed. Meyer. Since 1893 the Institute has been in the able hands of
Prof. Steindorff, and the Egyptian collections have been greatly enriched
through his expeditions to Egypt.

Excavations and Explorations.

(a) Work in 1908-9, including Repairs, etc.

Dr. Randall MacIver and Mr. C. L. Woolley thus describe their
work in Nubia, which is especially noteworthy as having been the first
excavation on a large scale undertaken within the territory of the Egyptian

"The Eckley B. Coxe, Jun. Expedition sent out on behalf of the
University of Pennsylvania was engaged from January to April in
making excavations opposite Haifa. Considerable traces of the ancient
town of Behen were visible around the temple of Thothmes III. which
had been excavated by Captain Lyons. We traced the fortifications of the
town, which consist of a very remarkable triple wall and ditch embracing
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