of each month. It must be admitted that occasionally a bitterness of tone
is allowed to find expression, and this may degenerate to the querulous-
ness which has infected some Egyptological journals. The intrinsic
value of the contributions and criticisms is very considerable, and, as
affording a constant resume of work going on in the circle of studies of
the nearer East—Babylonia, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Syria, Arabia,
Egypt—this periodical will widen the outlook of the specialist. It is,
perhaps, as a review and indicator that its usefulness will be most
appreciated, but articles of some length on original subjects are also
freely admitted. Egyptology has its representatives in W. Max
Midler, W. Spiegelberg, and Prof. Wiedemann. The Assyriologists are
Winckler, Niebuhr, and Peiser; in Prance, Thurean-Dangin. Other
Semitists, such as Canon Cheyne, have contributed.
The Orientalische BibUographie in which are recorded the titles of all
books, articles, and reviews on Oriental subjects, carefully classified and
indexed, is well known to librarians and booksellers. It is also a valuable
aid to specialists, and receives subsidies from the German Oriental
Society and the French Asiatic Society. The present Editor is Dr. L.
Scherman. This periodical, now in its eleventh year, must entail
enormous labour on the compilers. The last part, in 152 closely printed
pages, contains the bibliography for the first half of the year 1897.
In the Jahresbericht der Geschichtswisseuscliaft Spiegelberg reviews the
Egyptological publications that have appeared during the three years
from 1894 to 189G; the list of works seems very complete, and contains
several items not noted in our Archaeological Reports.
Mr. Grenfell's Report on " Oxyrhyncus and its Papyri" and Mr. Hunt's
new text of Thucydides drew the attention of the press both at homo
and abroad to the existence of the "Archaeological Report." Naturally,
most of the notices were concerned with the Graeco-Roman Branch :
in the first number of the Orientalistischc Litteratur-Zeitung, however, the
reviewer dwelt appreciatively upon the sections devoted to the Progress
of Egyptology. In so multiform a subject it is difficult to make the record
complete. The editor has to apologize for the omission of several
important items that should have been noted under "Archaeology and
Hieroglyphic Studies " last year. They will be found under corresponding
headings in the present issue.