Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1910-1911

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consists of over a hundred coloured and photographic plates, illustrating the
finds of Meroitic age. Stone 6ai-statues, stelae and altars, ebony caskets
and kohl-pots inlaid with ivory, pottery of fine fabric and richly varied
decoration, glass vessels, bronze vessels (including two bowls engraved
with extremely interesting scenes of cattle-tending, showing also a native
hut), bronze seals, iron arrowheads, etc., all with a special style of their
own except when plainly imported from Greek or Egyptian workshops,
and infinitely more interesting than the funerary remains of the same
late age from Egypt. In the other volume the finds are described and
summarised, and there is a chapter on the Blemyes and the Boman
frontier, with an appendix of classical authorities and a second appendix
by Mr. CHEESMAN on the Boman garrison in Egypt.

The third livraison of maspeeo's Les temples immerges dc la Nubie,
tome I, contains reports by BabsaSti on the temples of Maharraqa,
Sebu'a (with description of the church by Gauthier), Amada (and a
small kiosque on which Gauthier copied cartouches of Seti I. cf. id.
Ann. x. 122), Derr, Kasr Ibrim, Abu Simbel (with a newly discovered
chapel of Bamesses II., and inscriptions of a number of stelae of the same
king), and Gebel Adda (speos of Harembeb).

The principal find at Abu Simbel is described by Maspero with photo-
graphs. A.Z. xlviii. 91. In clearing the facade of the great rock-temple
Barsanti found at the northern end of the terrace a hypaethral chapel
of Bamesses II. of unique type, still containing the ritual furniture for
the worship of the sun-god and Thoth. This furniture comprised a shrine
upon an altar-shaped base containing a solar scarabaeus with a lunar ape
of Thoth, an altar approached by steps having statues of four adoring apes
upon it at the corners, and two obelisks. The furniture was removed to
the Museum.

In the same series (Les temples immerges) Gauthier has published the
first livraison of Lc temple de Kolabchah, describing the cella and the
antechamber of the temple with their scenes and inscriptions. Bhotographs
are given and drawings of details, but apparently no references to earlier

The sixth Bulletin of the Archaeological Survey of Nubia by C. M. Firth
describes the work from January to April 1910 in the cemeteries of
Dakka. These included a fine cemetery of the C group {temp. Middle
Kingdom): unfortunately all the interior of the graves had been cleared
out for sebakh in ancient times, but a large quantity of interesting
pottery was found intact outside the circular stone superstructures, in its
original position against the east i'ace. Drs. Elliot Smith and Derky,
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