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Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1899-1900

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Pkogkess of Egyptology.

subject well deserving of systematic study, whicli it has not recently
received. The introduction of them is assigned by him to the reign of
Epiphanes, about the years 190-180 n.c. The relative order of precedence
of these honorary titles had already bean determined by Lumbroso, whose
results are substantially confirmed by the additional evidence now
available.

Finally mention must be made of the first number of the Archiv
fiir PiqiyiLusfoi■scluung,20 which made its appearance, under Wilcken's
editorship, in the spring of the present year. It is a good number, and
promises well for the future. Its principal contents are a classified list of
extant non-literary papyri, by Wilcken; an article on " Heidnische
Miirtyrerakton," namely the reports of trials before various emperors in the
Berlin and Oxyrhynchus papyri, by A. Bauer; the texts of some Ptolemaic
jpapyri in the Gizeh Museum, by Grenfell and Hunt; two articles by
H. Erman on the sealing of papyrus documents, and the formulas of
receipt; an article by jlradenwitz on the indices to papyrus publications;
a description of the literary texts published in 1898 by W. Oronert, of the
Christian texts by 0. Schmidt, and of the non-literary texts by Wilcken,
the latter including detailed reviews of the first Oxyrhynchus volume, the
British Museum Catalogue, and the recent parts of the Berlin publication;
an examination of the legal documents in the second Oxyrhynchus volume
by Mitteis, and some Ptolemaic inscriptions by Strack. These, with minor
articles, make up a volume of great value to all students of papyri; and if
the new periodical can maintain this standard of usefulness and interest,
it will do well.

So much for publications. In the way of discoveries, the only announce-
ments that have been made relate to the excavations of Messrs. Grenfell
and Hunt.2' These gentlemen were at work in the Faiyum last season,
not on behalf of the Egypt Exploration Fund as formerly, but for the
University of California. Excavating at Umm-el-Baragat; the site of the
ancientJTehtunis, in the south of the Faiyum, their explorations were very
successful, resulting in discoveries which may even rival their work at
Oxyrhynchus in value. The town itself yielded some 200 well-preserved
Greek documents, besides some fine Demotic rolls and about 300 Ptolemaic
coins. The most prolific site, however, was the cemetery. There two
groups of tombs of the Middle Empire (Xllth Dynasty and later) were
discovered, aud two of the New Empire (XXIIud-XXVIth Dynasties);
while from the Ptolemaic cemetery they obtained a lai'ge number of
mummy-cases constructed of papyrus in the same manner as those dis-
covered by Petrie at Gurob. Close by, moreover, they found a cemetery
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