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Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1904 - Abydos (Egypt : Extinct city)
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Page 41 - the overseer of the two granaries, Amenemheb, the son of the scribe Dehuti, born of Nesnub " ; inscribed with the 6th chapter of the Book of the Dead. The two vertical lines contain the following words : "The town god of the overseer of the two granaries, Amenemheb.
Page 41 - This obscure formula is known from statues of the Saite period, on which it appears frequently, and with a number of variants ; cf. the articles of PIEHL, AZ, 1879, pp. 143 foll.
Page 53 - Pl. xxxix, 31-36. Fragments of alabaster dishes made in the form of a trussed duck. 33 and 36 show the open ends. 34 shows the other end, which was closed. 32 and 35 show the side. 37 is the top of what was probably a bowl with two handles for suspending it. These are seldom if ever found during any other period, and are made with the artistic finish and care so characteristic of the XIIth Dynasty.
Page 39 - THE INSCRIPTIONS. BY ALAN H. GARDINER. 70. THE inscriptions published here for the first time are comparatively few in number, but cover the whole range of Egyptian history. The earliest dynasties have yielded a number of sealings, which, while multiplying the problems attaching to this obscure class of texts, at the same time afford fresh material for their solution: among them is the record of a hitherto unknown king Sekhemab Perenmaat. The Vth and VIth Dynasties are not represented.
Page 50 - is the name of the dahabyeh of Akhenaten, but it is here, perhaps, the name of a troop of soldiers. [AZ xxxix, p. 63 and 66]. The same man is mentioned in MARIETTE, Cat. Ab., 1062. 86. Pl. xviii. Objects from later burials in the Middle Fort: (No. 1) A heart amulet roughly carved in schist, with the knob at the top pierced for suspension. In the same grave was found a scarab (No. 2) of the Hyksos period. This was perhaps an heirloom, since the beads in the grave belonged to the XVIIIth Dynasty.
Page ii - Dynasty, wound three times round the wrist. During the first day's search two of the men came on a very long wall, buried a few inches below the surface, and shortly after a wall was found parallel to it and at some distance ; this was left to be worked carefully by Mr. Ayrton, who has described it under the name of the Middle Fort in the preceding chapter. 17. Gradually the men worked westwards, sinking small pits at every few feet.