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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found by Petrie at the palace of Memphis, holding that they belong to the
XXVIth and not to the Xllth Dynasty, ib. 182.

On the bouquet of Isis of Philae, with figures and lists of its representa-
tions. Poeder, A.Z. xlviii. 115.

Maspero points out that the court to the north of the hypostyle hall at
Qurna is an altar court for the worship of the sun-god, and compares it
with that of Deir el Bahari and the recently found example at Abu Simbel.
Ann. x. 144.

On the date at which fetishism was introduced into Egyptological works
to explain zoolatry. S. E[einach] in Rev. Arch. IV ser. t. xvii. 168.


The Conies populaires de I'Egypte ancienne of Sir G. Maspero has reached
the fourth edition. The last edition was as recent as 1906, but the present
one is largely rearranged and contains much new matter. The most
extensile additions are Spiegelberg's new story in the Petubastis cycle,
and the complete translation of the Petitions of the Fellah which Eoeder
and Gardiner have lately re-edited.

Science, Anthropological Illustrations, etc.

Dr. Puffer has investigated the conditions of the organs and muscles of
Egyptian mummies in order to ascertain how far they would lend themselves
to histological research. His experiments on different parts of mummies
of various ages are recorded, with figures of well-preserved organs and
sections, in Histological Studies on Egyptian Mummies (tome VI. fasc. 3)
of the Memoires of the Institut Egyptien).

Theban tombs in which pigs are figured treading sown seed (Hdt. II. 14)
and remarks about pig-keeping amongst the Copts. Mahmud Effendi
Busiidi, Ann. xi. 162.

On the name of the panther. Bissing, Rec. de Trav. xxxiii. 18.

In a painting at Beni Hasan Boussac recognises the figure of a parrakeet,
remarking that parrots are recorded to have been found by Nero's explorers
halfway between Syene and Meroe but are not now found north of
Abyssinia. He also discusses the representations of the pin-tailed duck ;
one of the most curious is at the Pamesseum where a pair is amongst the
birds sent out to announce the accession of the king, while at Medinet
Habu the birds are pigeons, and at Dendera (according to M. Boussac) four
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