Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1911-1912

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Aechaeology, Hieroglyphic Studies, Etc.


" Giza type." But the latest portion of the cemetery, of the age of
the Illrd Dynasty, contained almost exclusively the more massive Giza
type of skull which Elliot Smith attributes to early Syrian immigrants
into Lower Egypt.

Giza. The results of the excavations at the Second Pyramid by the
SlEGLiN expedition are worthily recorded in a memoir by the architect
Holschee, Das Grabdenkmal des Konigs Chephren, wherein he gives a
complete description of the Valley-Temple—the so-called Temple of the
Sphinx—the remains of the long covered approach, the funerary temple,
and the pyramid itself, as well as the finds made during the excava-
tion. Bokchaedt gives the reasons for withdrawing unreservedly his
theory, put forward in 1898, that the statues of Chefren found by
Mariette belonged to the time of a late restoration. Steindoefe edits
some inscriptions and other remains. The examination of this master-
piece of the IVth Dynasty, terribly ruined as it has been by ambitious
builders, from Barneses II. down to the Moslem architects of Cairo, could
not be profitably undertaken until the better-preserved monuments of the
Vth Dynasty at Abusir had been investigated; and no other than the
Sieglin expedition could have undertaken so costly a task without hope
of any considerable reward in museum material.

Sebbonts. In the French Academy, 21 July, 1911, the interesting
announcement was made that Cledat had discovered a small sanctuary
at Mount Casius, with a jSTabataean inscription, and near it an architrave
with the name of Zeus Casius.

Publication of Texts.
(a) From sites in Egypt, etc.:—

Wady Halfa. The inscriptions of the two temples in Buhen. (Sec
ante, p. 22.)

Dendue. In the series of Temples immerges de la Nubie, Blackman's
Temple of Dendur is a large volume comprising plans, photographs, and
copies of texts and details, with commentary on the texts, bibliography,
and indexes. The name of the place is proved to have been Tutzis, and
" Enthure " is shown to be a figment.

Ajitala. The inscribed blocks of a ruined temple of Ptolemaic and
Boman date, on the east bank between Kalabsha and Dendur, are pub-
lished with the temple of Dendur by Blackman.

Kalabsha. A second fascicule of Gauthiee's publication, Le temple
de Kalabchali, completes the description and the photographic plates, and
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