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Research on tomb and rock inscriptions including at Aswan and Sehel

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

Includes:
-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)

Research notes relating to religion and culture

Various research notes relating to religion and culture. Includes:
-typed paragraph on the dessication of the Sahara Plateau
-a note on bukalamun
-a footnote relating to Moringa
-typed notes relating to the olive and the use of olive oil
-note on the administration of justice
-notes on titles
-notes on expressions in hieroglyphs including to filter and negative expressions
-notes on the offering formula

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 notes on religion

Research material relating to religion in ancient Egypt, including notes housed in an envelope on Alan Gardiner's entry 'Egypt: Ancient Religion' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition (1911).

Includes draft contents page for a publication which correlates with the subject of the notes:

The Cults of Ancient Egypt

  1. Introduction

  2. Totemism and Survivals of Totemism: Syncretism

  3. Evolution of the Anthropological God

  4. Temple and Priesthood

  5. The Egyptian belief in a Future life and belief in the Soul

  6. Cults: 1. Stone Cults 2. Trees and Plants 3. Animal Cults a) quadrupeds b) birds c) reptiles d) Insects 4. Split totems 5. Artificial Objects

  7. Cosmic Deities: The Egyptian Cosmos

  8. Evolution of Ethical Ideas

  9. Egyptian Religion and its influence on the ancient world

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

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)

Research notes on deities and religion

Notebook titled 'Cults: Introduction' and beneath 'Miscellaneous' although this has been crossed out. Contains notes and beginnings of a draft on deities and religion. Roughly a third of the notebook has been used.

Also includes note at the front of the notebook on a conversation with Eduard Meyer before the First World War, with reference to intention of writing a volume on Egyptian deities and the religion of ancient Egyptians.

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

Research notebook

Notebook titled on inside page '1908-9 - Percy E. Newberry - University of Liverpool - c/o Thomas Cook and Sons - Cairo or Luxor'. It has also been labelled during previous archival processing 'Miscellaneous - Mainly sealings and other early dynastic material'.

Notebook contains short notes on a range of different topics, copies of inscriptions, drawings, cuttings and rubbings of scarabs and seals.

Includes notes on religion, geography, museum collections and objects, genealogy of the Newberry family, nome ensigns or standards, cult symbols and architecture.

This notebook was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Sealings, Scarabs, Cylinders'.

Research material relating to throw sticks and boomerangs

Research notes, tracings and drawings relating to throw sticks and boomerangs, and the associated ensigns and cults. Includes tracings of a boomerang on the mast head of a boat.

Includes:
-Draft titled The Cult of the Boomerang
-Notes relating to occurrences of the boomerang and throw stick ensigns on Predynastic pottery
-Cutting of Eggers, H., 'A Study of the Boomerang', in Proceedings of United States National Museum, (1888), pp.363-367
-Photographs of throw sticks including man holding two throw sticks

Research material relating to the sand dune symbol

Research material relating to the sand dune symbol [N25].

Includes:
-Photograph of a pot from the MacGregor collection featuring a boat with the symbol for sand dunes on the mast head [N25]
-Notes, drafts, cuttings and tracings on the sand dune symbol [N25], occurences of the symbol on predynastic pots, the bull kingdom or 6th nome of Lower Egypt and the God Ha
-Notes on the geographic distribution of the sand dune cult

Research material relating to the Scorpion and Narmer maceheads

Research material relating to the Scorpion macehead (Ashmolean Museum, AN1896.1908.E.3632) (TopBib v.194) and the Narmer macehead (Ashmolean Museum, AN1890.1908.E.3631).

Includes:
-Cuttings, tracings, drawings and photograph of the Narmer macehead
-Notes on the scorpion, the scorpion king and the scorpion macehead
-Rubbings, tracings and cuttings of the scorpion macehead
-Photographs of the scorpion macehead
-Correspondence between Iowerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, Ashmolean Museum and Miss Sewell, Griffith Institute, on Myrtle Broome's drawing of the Hierakonpolis macehead made for a lecture by Newberry c.1948, 9-11 December 1958

Also includes photograph of a scene showing Ptolemy IV hacking the ground from the Temple of Horus, Edfu (TopBib vi.137(117-118)).

Research material relating to symbols of Neith

Research notes, tracings and drawings relating to symbols of Neith including bows, shields, crossed arrows, as well as boats with these symbols on their mast head.

Also includes:
-Photograph of a predynastic pot in the British Museum featuring crossed arrows on the mast head
-Beginnings of a draft titled 'The Ensigns of Neith. (1) The Crossed Arrows'
-Plates prepared for article (not published)

Research material relating to Theban tombs

Material relating to Theban tombs collated during previous archival processing.

Includes:
-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

Research material relating to Neith

Notes and parts of drafts relating to Neith. Includes notes on the figure of eight shield with crossed arrows, single and compound ensigns featuring bows and crossed arrows, the Minoan-Mycenaean Goddess of the Bow, and different forms of bow and arrows.

Includes:
-Draft titled 'The Minoan-Mycenaean Goddess of the Bow'
-Tracings of stone bead seals
-Notes on the form of bows and depictions of bow like objects
-Part of draft and notes on Neith and the bow of Neith
-Notes on Athena
-Notes relating to Libya
-Reprint of Hogarth, D.G. 'The Zakro Sealings', in Journal of Hellenic Studies, Volume XXII, (1902)

Notes also include reference to 'NB [Notebook] Sais and Folder'.

Research material relating to Andjety and Bat/Hathor

Research material relating to Andjety, Bat/Hathor and the symbol of the 7th nome of Upper Egypt, including material relating to a hypothesis by Newberry that the symbol of Hathor is a cow's uterus, and that the symbol of Andjety is a goat's uterus.

Includes:
-Photograph of statue of nome triad: King, Hathor Mistress of the Sycamore and bat-fetish nome goddess (Cairo Museum, JE 46499) (TopBib iii.28)
-Photographs of a predynastic pot featuring dancing figures with headresses bearing the 'cow horn' symbol (British Museum, EA 35502)
-Drawings and tracings of a cow's uterus
-Rubbing, drawing and tracing of the 'Gerzeh palette' featuring Bat symbol (Cairo Museum, CG 34173)
-Drawings showing the head dress of Andjety and the similarity to the shape of a female goats uterus
-Drawings of symbols of Bat and the similarity to the shape of a cow's uterus
-Letter from L. Pugh, Department of Agriculture, relating to the reproductive organs of a goat, 5 Aug 1921
-Notes relating to the symbol representing the bicornate uterus of animals [F45]
-Notes relating to the sistrum
-Draft, notes and draft correspondence on the symbol of the 7th nome of Upper Egypt
-Notes on identification of symbol believed by Victor Loret to be the standard of the 7th nome of Upper Egypt and the symbol of Hathor
-Notes on the standard or ensign as it appears on predynastic pottery
-Notes on shepherds
-Notes on the girdle tie and Tjet amulet also known as the Isis knot
-Notes on 'split totems' or the worship of parts of animals
-Cutting of Griffith, F., 'Notes on Mythology: Eileithyia in Egypt. The God of Busiris. Hermes Trismegistus', in Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, (1899) (OEB 140774)
-Notes on Astarte

Notes include reference to NB [Notebook] 35, NB 38, and NB 41.

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.

Research material on the thunderbolt ensign

Research material relating to the thunderbolt ensign representing Min and the 9th nome of Upper Egypt including tracings of occurrences of the ensign on predynastic pottery and draft plates for Newberry, P.E., 'The Egyptian Cult-object [R22] and the Thunderbolt', in Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology, Volume 3, pp.50-2 (1910) (OEB 146356).

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.

Includes:
-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 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.

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