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Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1906-1907

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Progress of Egyptology.

the final words, where Trake, the supposed place of his exile (v. Brit. Mus.
GataL, nos. 307, 983) is the scene of action. Its historical value may be
judged from the term ' Chalcedonian ' applied to one of the saint's enemies.
Possibly this is from the same MS. as Paris 1321, 14, 15, which appear to
be likewise from a Life. No. 3 gives the texts relating to St. Marina,
already published by Hyvernat (v. Report 1901-02, 51). No. 4 consists of
the already published fragments regarding Zeno's daughters, but with some
interesting additions from Paris. No. 5 is merely a reprint of Zoega no.
clxvii. The accompanying translations appear to be adequate.

Another text from the interesting Nitrian cycle in which the emperor's
daughters appear is that relating to the 49 monks massacred by the
barbarians (v. Synaxarium, 26th Tubeh). De Eicci has studied the
Bohairic text (Zoega, p. 95) and will, it is hoped, publish it.39

The MSS. acquired by E. de Eustafjaell {v. no. 10 above) comprize,
besides New Testament texts, the Miracles of SS. Cosmas and Damianus in
Greek—too late, unfortunately, for Deubner's edition—a Sermon by Cyril
of Jerusalem on the Cross, one by Pisenthius of Coptos (v. Crum, Ostraca,
no. 25), and the Martyrdom of St. Mercurius, whereof as yet no Coptic text
has been available. The Illustrated London News40 has some palaeogra-
phically valuable photographs of the MSS., some of which are dated.

A history of the various patriarchates under Turkish rule has been
written by S. Sidaeouss, a catholic Copt of western training.41 The Latin
patriarchate of Alexandria (residence: Rome), the Copts proper, whose
doctrinal proximity7 to the catholics is emphasized, the catholic Copts,
the orthodox Greeks (Melkites), the protestant missions, are successively
described at length; also their several relations to the civil government;
the efforts of the Copts since 1873 at secularizing their ecclesiastical
authority and the like efforts of the catholics ; the actual legal status of the
Egyptian communities—all these subjects are treated with considerable
knowledge and constant citation of authorities.

A large undertaking has been commenced by A. Rabbath, who has
published42 the first parts of a collection of documents, ecclesiastical and
civil, illustrative of the relations of eastern catholics with the papacy, since
the 16th century. The main source is the reports of consuls and
missionaries in the Paris libraries and Jesuit archives. Regarding Egypt
are 120 pages relating to the first (Jesuit) mission to the Copts, begun in

The same writer prints43 a further letter of Gabriel VIII, addressed to
certain of his clergy, and probably of the year 1613.

Since Stern's masterly sketch of Coptic literature, twenty years ago, no
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