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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iron weapon recorded from the Nile valley. It is a socketed, leaf-shaped
spear-head about nine inches long, and probably belongs to the
Xllth Dynasty. The tomb-chamber in which it was found was intact,
bat the only other objects in the tomb were rough pottery and jewellery
which might possibly belong to the XVIIIth Dynasty, though they could
not be later; There is a strong presumption in favour of the earlier of the
two dates, and it may be possible to clinch the evidence next year.

" A few hundred yards south of the XVIIIth Dynasty town are some
scanty houses of the Boniano-Nubian period. We found one or two isolated
burials belonging to them, and obtained from them fine painted pottery of
precisely the same character as that found last year near Anibeh.

" Between the XVIIIth Dynasty town and the Bomano-Nubian are the
foundations of a much-ruined Coptic church belonging to two periods. In
this was found a small fragment of parchment from a MS. in the ' Old
Nubian' character. From the lower and earlier portion of the building,
which is not later than 9 th century, we obtained a beautiful ikon iu perfect
preservation. It is a wooden tablet on which is painted the head of a saint
with a gold background."

Mr. A. M. Blackmax gives me the following particulars of the work
done by the Service des Antiquites in Lower Nubia:—

" Sig. Barsanti has continued his task of repairing and strengthening
the monuments in Nubia endangered by the raising of the Aswan Dam.
M. Gauthier completed his task of copying at Kalabsheh and Wady
Es-Sabu'. Dr. Boeder worked for two months at Bet el-Waly and next
winter proceeds to Dakkeh. My own work was at Dendiir, where I have
completely copied and photographed the small Augustan temple. I was
greatly assisted in my task by Mr. J. A. Dixox, who made careful
drawings of all the important details. The name Tutzis occurs frequently
on the Bylon as the old name in hieroglyphics of Dendur. The blocks of
a small ruined temple at Ajnala (Weigall's Abu Hor) were also examined
and copied."

Mr. Weigall's annual letter on Upper Egypt is as follows:—
"I am afraid that I have little to report to you this year. My last
letter was written in September when I was on leave. I returned to
Egypt in November, but after less than five months' work I was obliged
to leave again owing to private affairs, and I have only just returned
(August). Moreover the heavy calls upon the resources of the Department
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