Egypt Exploration Fund.
A volume containing a collection of detailed hieroglyphs has been
prepared and will shortly be issued to subscribers for the year 1895-6.
We hope to carry out a more active programme this year than has been
possible for some time past, and arrangements are being made for an
expedition under the leadership of Mr. N. de G. Davies. It is intended
to complete the Survey of the Old-Kingdom tombs at Sheikh Said and
Der el Gebrawi, for which a certain amount of material is available from
Mr. Newberry's expedition in 1892-3. It is also hoped that during the
following season we shall begin work in the vast necropolis of Sakkarek,
of which little besides the pyramid texts has been published as yet.
By the kindness of Professor Erman, director of the Egyptian Museum
at Berlin, and of his assistant, Dr. Sckafer, a nearly complete set of
squeezes belonging to that Museum from the sculptured chamber of
Ptahhetep has been placed at our disposal, together with a number of
squeezes from the tomb of Ty. The celebrated sculptures in the former
tomb have just been published in outline in connexion with the Egyptian
Research Account. This publication we hope to complete by photo-
graphic plates of the fine reliefs and a full description of the whole
mastaba. Drawings of interesting details will also be made in England
from the squeezes, and these drawings will be taken out to Egypt for
comparison with the originals before publication.
F. Ll. Griffith".
Note on Publications in Pkogkess.
Since the issue of the first volume of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Mr.
Hunt and I have opened a number of fresh boxes, and the plan of the
second volume, which will appear next year, is now for the most part
arranged. The department of theology will include 3rd century frag-
ments of St. John's Gospel, written in parallel columns with another
work, of St. Paul's first Epistle to the Corinthians, and of an Apocryphal
Gospel, possibly that according to the Egyptians. Amongst the additions
to classical literature, the chief places are claimed by a considerable piece
of Menander, containing a passage which is ascribed to that author by an
ancient grammarian, probably from the TlepiKeipofievri, and by a good-sized