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Research notes on places and sites

Miscellaneous notes relating to places and sites in Egypt. Includes:
-Copy of inscription from a kneeling figure found in the tomb of Sebekhetep and sketches of decoration in the Palace of Amenhetep III
-Copy of an inscription relating to Sheshank III
-Newspaper article titled 'The Origin of Lake Mareotis'
-Note on the 'town of the lofty mountain'
-Notes on Lake Manzala

Notes on tombs at Sheikh Said

Research material with note made during previous archival processing which reads 'vol. IV 187 1892-3 Notes for E.E.F. [Egypt Exploration Fund] by Newberry et al later used by Davies when writing Rock Tombs of Sheikh Said'.

Notes on rock tombs at Sheikh Said including copy of inscriptions from tombs 1 and 2, and tombs numbered by Norman de Garis Davies 15,18, 19 and 20 (TopBib iv.189-190). Also includes list of the tombs at Sheikh Said numbers 1-25.

Includes reference to NB [Notebook] 5/17.

This material was previously housed in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Sites (except Theban tbs [tombs])'.

Related Publications:

Davies, Norman de Garis, 'The rock tombs of Sheikh Saïd', (London, 1901) (OEB 137917)

Research material relating to Theban tombs

Material relating to Theban tombs collated during previous archival processing.

-Tracings of Tyi and Amenhotep III depicted during the heb-sed festival at Soleb and copy of text from Lepsius, R., Abtheilung der Äegyptischen Alterthümer : Beschreibung der Wandgemaelde III, Band 5, plates 84-85 (OEB 143571), c.1919
-List titled 'List of the Sheikh Abd el Gurneh Tombs' numbers 1-82
-Photocopy of list titled 'List of the Sheikh Abd el Gurneh Tombs' numbers 1-82 including an additional page listing Kings and tombs
-Two handwritten pages titled 'Report on some excavations in the Sheikh Abd El Kurneh during the Winters of 1900-1901 by Percy E. Newberry'
-Two pages of Theban graffiti, including one of Rameses, High Priest of Amun
-One page of notes from the tomb of Any, High Priest of Amun, at Dra' Abu el-Naga
-One page of notes with corrections and restorations to a hieroglyphic text

Photographs from sites at Thebes

Photographs from sites at Thebes including photograph and cuttings of drawings and plans of the Colossi of Memnon (or statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III) (TopBib ii.449) and official photographs taken at Deir el-Bahari by A. Gaddis & G. Seif.

Also includes photographs of:

-Statue of Khons (Cairo Museum, CG 38488) (TopBib ii.237)

-Scene from Temple of Sethos (TopBib ii.415(78))

-Scene from Court in Luxor Temple showing decorated bulls (TopBib ii.308(29))

-Nile-gods binding sma-symbol on sides on throne (TopBib ii.313(70))

-Colossi between columns at Luxor Temple (TopBib ii.311(58)-(59))

-Statue of Hathor Cow [postcard] (TopBib ii.380)

-View of Karnak

Photographs of Theban tombs

Photographs of tombs in Thebes and views of the Theban necropolis. The photographs of tombs have been identified during previous archival processing and the tomb numbers written on the back.


-Views of the Valley of the Kings

-Views of the Theban Necropolis

-Sarcophagus chamber in the royal tomb of Haremhab TT57 (TopBib i.568)

-TT93 Tomb of Qenamun

-TT219 Tomb of Nebenmaat, including notes on the tomb on the back, possibly by Pierre Jouguet

-TT277 Tomb of Ameneminet

Copies of Aswan and First Cataract inscriptions

Envelope labelled 'Aswan and Cataract Inscriptions' and numbered A.106.

Envelope includes copies of rock inscriptions at Aswan. Also includes four photographs of numbered rock inscriptions (photographs taken from a distance and inscriptions not clearly visible).

Description from Harris catalogue:

Transcription headed "Keep in Aswan and Cataract inscriptions" A.106. Transcription from Urk. IV, 89. Copy of an inscription of a royal son of Kushtemp. Seti I from Cat. De Morgan, 177. 11 pages of copied inscriptions from Aswan, Sehel, etc., some from publications - some may have been done on the spot? Pages from a notebook with inscriptions and sketches headed: Aswan tombs - Elephantine Museum garden: stelae, statues and other objects. Copies from blocks and stelae evidently from roads in the district. One headed 'end of Aswan Road by Shellal near Ba (Many others with similar types, Aswan , Sehel, Bigeh.) Inscriptions from de Morgan: Aswan, p.4O, no.174. XIII, 334. Sehel, p.90. no.79. de Morgan, p.38, no.157; p.26, no.188, no.189. Four pages of inscriptions from Aswan Tombs and many more from Aswan district. Most of them as though they may have been copied from originals.

Notes on the Hatshepsut inscription at Speos Artemidos

Research notes on the Hatshepsut inscription at Speos Artemidos (TopBib iv.163(1-2)) including copy, transcription and translation of part of the text.

Also includes Golenischeff copy of inscriptions from tomb of Istabl 'Antar at Speos Artemidos (TopBib iv.164(17)) copied from Rougé, J., Inscriptions hiéroglyphiques copiées en égypte pendant la mission scientifique de M. le Vicomte Emmanuel de Rougé, (1877) (OEB 148962).

Copies of Theban graffiti

Envelope labelled 'Graffiti : Thebes 1912' and numbered A.15.

Contains copies of graffiti including from the chamber above Deir el-Bahari. Includes reference to NB [Notebook] 5 and numbered notes by Howard Carter e.g. Carter 47.23.

Research material on tombs in Asyut

Research material on tombs in Asyut, identified during previous archival processing as being for a publication on Assiut [Asyut], and corrections to Griffith, F., The inscriptions of Siut and Dêr Rîfeh, (1889) (OEB 140749).

The original folder has been re-used and the title 'Flora - General (1)' crossed out. The folder includes a list of material relating to the original contents on flora.

Contains notes on tombs in Asyut including descriptions of tomb decoration with sketches, sketch plans of tombs including measurements with position of objects and paintings, copy of inscriptions, translations of inscriptions, and family trees.

Also includes copy of inscriptions from an 11th Dynasty tomb at Asyut (TopBib iv.265A), see Magee, Diana. 1988. Asyût to the end of the Middle Kingdom : a historical and cultural study. Thesis (D.Phil.), volume 2 page 34, University of Oxford. Faculty of Oriental Studies, and corrections to Griffith, F., The inscriptions of Siut and Dêr Rîfeh, (1889) (OEB 140749), including cuttings of lines from plate 9 and 10.

Material relating to the Tomb of Nefersekheru

Research material including copy of 'The Tomb of Nefersexeru [Nefersekheru] Miniah: Kom el Ahmar XIX Dynasty' by George Willoughby Fraser, 16 December 1889, including handrawn plan of the tomb of Nefersekheru and copy of inscriptions with handwritten annotations (TopBib iv.139). Also includes incomplete letter from George Willoughby Fraser on his excavation work, with the date 3 May 1889 written in pencil.

Control: PEN/G.II/E.H

Research on tomb and rock inscriptions including at Aswan and Sehel

Research material on tomb and rock inscriptions including at Aswan and Sehel

-Cartouches of Neferhotep I and Sesostris III from rock texts at Sehel Island (TopBib v.250), text of Haankhef from rock text at Konosso (TopBib v.254), and text of Neferhotep I and family from rock text at Aswan (TopBib v.246)
-Copy of text from the 'famine stela' (Brooklyn Museum, 9.4.004) (TopBib v.252(81))
-Copy of names and titles from tombs at Aswan including Mekhu and Sabni (TopBib v.231(1-2)), Hekaib (TopBib v.232), Sirenput II (TopBib v.233), Aku (TopBib v.234), Khui (TopBib v.235), Khunes (TopBib v.235), Khenuseu (TopBib v.235), Herkhuf (TopBib v.237), Pepynakht (TopBib v.237), Senmosi (TopBib v.237), Sirenput I (TopBib v.238), Sebkhotp (TopBib v.239), Khuenkhnum (TopBib v.240), Thethi (TopBib v.240), Sen (TopBib v.240), Iba (TopBib v.240) and extract from a letter from Professor Elmar Edel to whom these notes had been sent for consultation in connection with his work (in German)
-Copy of inscriptions including from Aswan, Bijeh, and Sehel copied from Morgan, J. de, Catalogue des monuments et inscriptions de l'égypte antique. Première série, Haute égypte, (1894) (OEB 136449)

Copy of inscriptions at Deir el-Bersha

Copy of inscriptions at Deir el-Bersha.


-Copy of inscription from interior wall of small tomb on the lowest level at Deir el-Bersha (TopBib iv.183)

-Copy of texts from tomb of Ankhy at Deir el-Bersha (TopBib iv.185)

Research notes on early Egyptian history

Typed and handwritten notes on the history of Egypt including <i>smsw-Hr</i> or 'Followers of Horus', 'the Scorpion King', early kingdoms and predecessors of Menes.

Also includes:
-Typed notes on Breasted, J.H. 'The Predynastic Union of Egypt', Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale 30 (1931), pp. 709-724 (OEB 135364)
-Typed copy of Phythian-Adams, 'Aiguptos: a derivation and some suggestions', in <i>The Journal of The Palestine Oriental Society</i>, 1922 (OEB 147278)

Draft on Theban dynasties and the tombs of Theban Kings

Draft of an unpublished book on Theban dynasties and the tombs of Theban Kings including typed sections, typed and handwritten notes, sketches and extracts from other publications including Belzoni, G.B., Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs and Excavations in Egypt and Nubia, (London, 1820) (OEB 134077). There is a draft contents page as follows:


Chapter I Thebes and its history

II The Theban Necropolis

III The Royal Tombs and their inscriptions

IV The Funeral Furniture

V Records of the Tomb Robberies in Ancient Times

VI Modern Exploration in the Royal Necropolis

Appendix. List of Pharoahs buried at Thebes with notes on their tombs and on the antiquities that have been found in them.



This material has been divided between two archival folders for preservation.

Research notes on viziers

Envelope containing notes on viziers including on the title vizier, lists of viziers, officials of the vizier, the ceremony to install a vizier, and the history of the position.

Also includes cutting of Spiegelberg, W., 'The Viziers of the New Empire', in Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, Vol. XV. 23rd Session, pp.522-526, (1893) (OEB 150895).

Research material on the Royal Annals of Egypt

Rubbings, tracings, drawings, cuttings of the Palermo Stone (1028, Palermo Museo archeologico), Cairo fragments (Cairo Museum, JE 44859; JE 39735; JE 39734; JE 44860), London fragment (Petrie Museum, UC 15508), and notes.

Also includes diagrams reconstructing the Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt, and showing suggested positions of surviving fragments.

Research material on Theban private tombs

Folder of loose notes on Theban private tombs. Notes have been organised by Diana Magee according to tomb number. The folder has been re-used and there is a list inside the front cover which does not relate to the contents.

-Notes on tomb TT131 User (TopBib i.245) including description, sketch of exterior, and copy of text
-Copies of inscriptions and sketches of objects from tomb TT86 Menkheperra'sonb (TopBib i.175)
-Notes and copy of text from tomb TT71 Senenmut (listed by Newberry as 110) (TopBib i.139)
-Notes and copy of text from tomb TT64 Hekerneheh (TopBib i.128)
-Notes and copy of text from tomb TT81 Ineni (TopBib i.159)
-Notes on tomb TT40 Amenhotep called Huy (TopBib i.75) including diary notes 16 and 21 November 1900 on work and finds, drawings of stone jamb and stela of Mermes, (items originally from tomb TT383 Merymosi, TopBib i.436), and funeral cone, sketch plan of the tomb and copy of text
-Notes and copy of text from tomb TT83 Amethu (TopBib i.167)
-Notes and copy of text from tomb TT82 Amenemhet (TopBib i.163)
-Notes on tomb TT100 Rekhmire (TopBib i.206), including cuttings from Newberry, P.E., The life of Rekhmara, vezîr of Upper Egypt under Thothmes III and Amenhetep II (circa B.C. 1471-1448), (Westminster, 1900) (OEB 146373) with annotations, tracing, cuttings from Virey, P., Le tombeau de Rekhmara, Préfet de Thébes sous la XVIIIe Dynastie, (Paris, 1889) (OEB 151820)
-Notes and copy of text from tomb TT85 Amenemhab (TopBib i.170), and cutting titled 'The Biographical Inscription'
-Copy of text from tomb TT353 Senenmut (TopBib i.417)
-Notes on tomb TT99 Senufer (TopBib i.204)
-Copy of names and titles from tomb TT59 Ken (TopBib i.120)
-Copy of text from tomb TT66 Hepu (TopBib i.132)
-Copy of text from tomb TT39 Puimre (TopBib i.71)
-Copy of text from tomb TT263 Piay (TopBib i.344)
-Copy of text from tomb TT78 Haremhab (TopBib i.152)

Research material on Second Intermediate Period royal families and officials

Research material on Second Intermediate Period royal families and officials with some references to Kings as well as the 12th and 18th Dynasties.

-Offprint of Newberry, P.E., 'The Base of a Statuette of the Lady Duat-nefret, mother of Queen Nubkhaes', in Annales du Service des antiquités de l'égypte, Vol. 29, 1929 (OEB 146345)
-Notes on Queen Nubkhas and family
-Notes on Vizier Iymeru
-Notes on Vizier Ankhu
-Notes on Steward Nebankh including two draft letter to Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, 15 December 1948 and 6 January 1949, relating to Nebankh and his heart scarab
-Notes on Amenemhat Sobekhotep
-Copy of text from stela of Sihathor (TopBib i.807) (British Museum, 1348) as published in Newberry, P.E., 'Extracts from my Notebooks - 41. A Stela dated in the reign of Ab-aa' in Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, Vol.25, 1903, pp.130-4 (OEB 187707)
-Drawing, rubbing and photograph of inscriptions from a heart scarab
-Cuttings and drawings of scarabs and seals including cylinder seal of Herteptaui (Newberry, P.E., Scarabs, Plate 7, no.2, 1906 (OEB 146355)), cylinder seal of Amenemhet III (Newberry, P.E., Scarabs, Plate 6, no.19, 1906 (OEB 146355)), scarab of Amenemhet IV (Petrie, F., Scarabs and cylinders with names, plate 14, no.12.7, 1917 (OEB 147186))
-Comparison of texts on four scarabs including one of Nebenekh and Sobekemsaf
-Notes on Queen Iuhetibu (mother of Sobekhotep III)
-Cutting of drawing and inscriptions of green jasper human-headed heart-scarab of Sobekemsaf II set in gold mount (British Museum, EA 7876)
-Cutting of memorial cone of the scribe Sebekhetep from A guide to the Egyptian collections in the British Museum, Plate XXIX, (London, 1909) (OEB 135870)

Research folder on Theban private tombs

Folder titled 'Theban Private Tombs (Notes) - cf. Gardiner-Weigall: Topographical Catalogue - Porter-Moss: Bibliography'. Contains brief notes on inscriptions and decoration of Theban private tombs, and sketches. Notes are organised numerically by tomb number. It appears that the notes on tombs 63, 65 and 226, and some notes on tomb 62, may have been added to this folder during previous archival processing.

Includes notes on the following tombs:

TT13 Shuroy (TopBib i.25)

TT14 Huy (TopBib i.26)

TT16 Panehesi (TopBib i.28)

TT17 Nebamun (TopBib i.29)

TT19 Amenmosi (TopBib i.32)

TT22 Wah (TopBib i.37)

TT24 Nebamun (TopBib i.41)

TT44 Amenemhab (TopBib i.84)

TT54 Huy (TopBib i.104)

TT55 Ramosi (TopBib i.105)

TT57 Kha'emhet (TopBib i.113)

TT62 Amenemwaskhet (TopBib i.125)

TT63 Sebkhotp (TopBib i.125)

TT65 Nebamun (TopBib i.129)

TT72 Re (TopBib i.142)

TT73 Amenhotp (TopBib i.143)

TT74 Thanuny (TopBib i.144)

TT75 Amenhotp-si-se (TopBib i.146)

TT76 Thenuna (TopBib i.149)

TT78 Haremhab (TopBib i.152)

TT79 Menkheper (TopBib i.156)

TT91 Name lost (TopBib i.129)

TT104 Dhutnufer (TopBib i.217)

TT105 Kha'emopet (TopBib i.218)

TT106 Paser (TopBib i.219)

TT107 Nefersekheru (TopBib i.224)

TT108 Nebseny (TopBib i.225)

TT109 Min (TopBib i.226)

TT110 Dhout (TopBib i.227)

TT121 Ahmosi (TopBib i.235)

TT139 Pairi (TopBib i.252)

TT143 Name lost (TopBib i.255)

TT147 Name lost (TopBib i.258)

TT148 Amenemopet (TopBib i.259)

TT149 Amenmosi (TopBib i.260)

TT150 Userhet (TopBib i.261)

TT151 Hety (TopBib i.261)

TT154 Tati (TopBib i.262)

TT155 Antef (TopBib i.263)

TT161 Nakht (TopBib i.274)

TT166 Ra'mosi (TopBib i.277)

TT172 Mentiywy (TopBib i.279)

TT175 No name (TopBib i.281)

TT176 [Amen]userhet (TopBib i.281)

TT177 Amenemopet (TopBib i.283)

TT178 Neferronpet (TopBib i.283)

TT179 Nebamun (TopBib i.285)

TT181 Nebamun (TopBib i.286)

TT182 Amenemhet (TopBib i.289)

TT183 Nebsumenu (TopBib i.289)

TT184 Nefermenu (TopBib i.290)

TT189 Nekht-Dhout (TopBib i.295)

TT190 Esbanebded (TopBib i.297)

TT191 Wehebre-Nebpehti (TopBib i.297)

TT192 Kharuef (TopBib i.298)

TT200 Dedi (TopBib i.303)

TT201 Re (TopBib i.304)

TT226 Name lost (TopBib i.327)

TT229 Name lost (TopBib i.328)

TT241 Ahmosi (TopBib i.331)

TT247 Simut (TopBib i.333)

TT248 Dhutmosi (TopBib i.335)

TT251 Amenmosi (TopBib i.336)

TT253 Khnemmosi (TopBib i.337)

TT255 Roy (TopBib i.339)

TT256 Nebenkemet (TopBib i.340)

TT257 Neferhotep (TopBib i.341)

TT258 Menkheper (TopBib i.258)

TT260 User (TopBib i.343)

TT261 Kha'emweset (TopBib i.344)

TT278 Amenemhab (TopBib i.355)

Research material on the pomegranate tree and pomegranate ensign

Research notes on the pomegranate tree and ensign identified by Newberry as the branch of a pomegranate tree.

-Copies of Newberry, Percy, 'The Tree of the Herakleopolite Nome', in Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, Volume 50, pp. 78-9 (OEB 146413)
-Tracings and drawings of depictions of the pomegranate tree or <i>ncr</i>-tree
-Tracings of ensigns from Morgan, J. de, 'Recherches sur les Origines de l'Egypte', (1897) (OEB 145679)
-Drawing of a pot with a boat and pomegranate ensign
-Notes on the pomegranate as the gift of Athena

Research material on the ntr pole

Research notes on the cult of the ntr pole [R8] or emblem of divinity and draft and offprint of Newberry, P.E., 'The cult of the [ntr]-pole', in Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Volume 33, (1947) (OEB 230).

Notes include reference to NB [Notebook] 29.

Research material on the Bull Kingdom

Research material relating to the 6th nome of Lower Egypt, also known as the Bull Kingdom.

-Photograph of a graffito of a boat with the bull ensign
-Cuttings of bulls and bull ensign
-Notes on cattle including bulls and cows
-Notes titled 'The King as a Bull in the Archaic Period and later'
-Notes on compound ensigns which include the bull
-Copies from publications of bull ensigns and flint knives
-Notes on the location of the Bull Kingdom

Research material on the harpoon and harpoon ensign

Research material relating to the harpoon and the harpoon ensign representing the 7th and 8th nomes of Lower Egypt. Includes notes on the use of the harpoon for hunting including hunting hippos, lists of occurences of the harpoon ensign on predynastic pottery and compound ensigns which include the harpoon and notes on the harpoon shaft including tracings.

Neith and Athena

Folder titled '[R24+R12] and Minoan-Mycenaean goddess' containing material on Sais, Neith, Athens and Athena.

Includes notes on Neith's connection with Athena and Libya, symbols of Neith, shields including the figure of eight shield and the shield cult, Athena and cultivation of the olive.

Also includes cuttings and tracings of shields and symbols of Neith including plate II from Newberry, P.E., 'To what race did the founders of Sais belong?', in Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, Volume 28, pp.68-75 (1906) (OEB 146410).

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Religion 3'.

Religion, cults and totemism

Folder titled 'Religion: Introduction' containing notes and drafts on religion, cults and totemism.

-Draft titled 'The Egyptian Belief in a Future Life'
-Notes on cult objects and the geographical distribution of cults, possibly for a lecture
-Notes on totems and totemism
-Draft on totemism (latest publication reference is 1912)
-Notes on 'Totemism and Exogamy' by J.G. Frazer, Volume 1, 1910

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Religion 3'.

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