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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of considerable importance, though housed where it cannot bo exhibited
to the public. AusgewSMte ■Kunst-Denhmcilcr der Aegyptischcn Sammlung
d. K. Wilhclms-Univcrsilat, Strassburg.

Jequier studies the early forms of temples in hieroglyphs and scenes and
their persistence to late times; especially the shrine of Neitn of Sais, of
Sebek in the Fayiim, the umbilicus of the Oasis of Amnion and the temple
of Mm, the temple of Anubis, the temple of Hathor. Bulletin, vi. 25.

Egyptian representation of a peripteral temple. Spiegelberg, A.Z.
xlv. 87. The idea put forward by Brugsch, that the texts relating to the
flag-masts of Ptolemaic temples describe them as lightning-conductors, is
untenable, id. ib. 34.

Borchardt prints a letter written by Bonomi in 1877 to Wm. Simpson
(no doubt the artist of that name), suggesting how the Memnon colossus
might have been settled on its pedestal with the help of sand. According
to Borchardt there was much truth in his suggestion, but the use of sand
is excluded by the indications on the pedestal itself. A.Z. xlv. 32.

Capart's Bue de Tombeaux a Saqqara reviewed by Bissixg. Siihinx,
xii. 27.

L'Egypte prehistoriquc, by A. J. Beinach, is reviewed by W. M. Muller.
O.L.Z. xi. 508.

Capart suggests that the prehistoric Egyptian slate " palettes " may
have been soul-boxes like the churingas of the Australians buried with
the dead. Pes Palettes en Schiste de VEgypte primitive.

Legge discusses the sculptured slate palettes, summarising briefly the
views hitherto held. He considers that they are mostly records of
conquest, and that the birds and animals, etc. figured upon them are tribal
totems. P.S.B.A. xxxi. 204.

Mr. Weigall is the author of the Catalogue of Weights and Balances
in the Cairo Museum. In the introduction, discussing the standards
of the weights, he admits only four as having been used with
any regularity, and for the early age to the Middle Kingdom only the
two gold standards: Egyptian of 13-14"2 grammes and "Phoenician" of
about 8*35, or, doubled, 16 • 7 grammes.

Ducros studies the balances of ancient Egypt in a paper illustrated
with a large collection of representations from scenes, and shows a
balance reconstructed with an original support, bar and pans, in the
Cairo Museum. Ann. ix. 32.

The second volume of the Catalogue of the Egyptian Antiquities in the
p>ossession of F. G. Hilton Price, records the acquisitions made since
1897. They include small objects of every age, but neither large objects
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