well as by the sculptured inscriptions and papyri. Classical scholars are
not very willing to accept this conclusion, and apologists for Herodotus
strain the evidence in his favour as a true and observant writer.
Manetho's list of kings, Ptolemy's and Strabo's geographical works are
indeed valuable sources, but Egyptologists are learning to search the
classics not so much for facts as to discover what causes led to the
assertions found there. Such experience inclines one to ask whether the
statements of Greek historians with regard to their own country and
history should not be more closely criticized than at present. Mr. Haver-
field shows how immensely the historian of Kome is indebted to con-
temporary inscriptions for correcting false impressions derived from Koman
An illustrated work entitled Light from the East, in which the Bible is
illustrated from Assyriology and Egyptology, is from the pen of the Eev.
C. J. Ball, the well-known Semitist.
In P. S. B. A. xx. 277, xxi. 53, Liebleix endeavours to show the
probability of the Exodus having taken place under Amenhetep III.
A popular account of The Land of Goshen and the Exodus has been
written by Major Pi. H. Beown, the author of a valuable survey of the
Faiyum and other works.
A more serious matter is Stelxdorff's learned article on Goshen,
contributed to the third edition of the RealencyldopDzdie fiir protestantische
Last year there were great losses to be recorded from the ranks of
Egyptology : this year, happily there are none, but several works of a
biographical character have appeared, some regarding those whose deaths
we have so lately mourned.
Of Sir Peter Lepage Eexouf an admirable portrait and a chronological
list of his works are issued this year as an appendix to vol. xix. of
P. 8. B. A. The same portrait illustrates an appreciative biographical
sketch in Splu'nx, ii. 245.
Of Professor Ebers, Aeg. Zeit. xxxvi. 140, contains a notice by Ermax,
viewing him as a teacher and above all as one who gave to Egyptology its
hold on the public mind in Germany. Max Muller signs the obituary
notice in Or. Litt. Zeit. i. 294.
The volumes of the Billiotheque Egyptologique, in which the scattered
lesser writings of French Egyptologists are gathered together, are often of