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Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1909-1910

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contain certificates of the payment of the tax on Jews. Tins tax was
already known from a papyrus in the Rainer collection ; but the new texts
add soniething to our knowledge of its détails. While on the s abject
of Dr. Wessely and his inexhaustible contributions to the science of
papyrology, it may be mentioned that Prof. G. R. Gregory bas compiled a
bibliography 20 of ail his writings in honour of his fiftieth birthday. The
bibliography includes no less than 231 separate articles, and already the
item just described lias to be added to the list.

Dr. F. Zucker21 gives an elaborate publication (with facsimile) of a
papyrus at Berlin, containing an order from the prefect Subatianus Aquila
in a.d. 209 for tbe release of a prisoner Avho had served lus sentence of five
years in the alabaster quarries. ïlie document is a fine example of a
Roman officiai hand. Dr. Zucker appends a discussion of the site of
'±\Xa/3da-Tpcùv tto\k or 'Wafiao-TpLvq, mentioned in several papyri, but
witbout arriving at a definite conclusion.

A curions and interesting text is pnblished by M. Lefebvre,22 namely a
militai'}7 diploma of honesta missio, written in Latin rustic uncials on a
wooden tablet in the year 94. The diploma quotes a decree of Domitian
conferring privilèges on the vétéran soldiers of the Legio X Fretensis,
who had taken part in the siège of Jérusalem. In more than one respect
this is a unique variety in the séries of diplomas known to us.
M. Lefebvre gives reduced facsimiles of both sides of the tablet, which
bears, in addition to the main text, the names of nine witnesses (not seven,
as usual).

The last number of the Bulletin de la Société Archéologique d'Alexandrie
contains, in addition to M. Lefebvre's article just noted, articles by
P. Perdrizet23 on the well-known fragment of Satyrus relating to the
dénies in the tribe Dionysias at Alexandria (with especial référence to the
cuit of Dionysus by the Ptolemies), and by 0. Rubensobn24 on the grave
of Alexander at Memphis. Although it is known that the body of
Alexander was removed to Alexandria by Philadelphus, the évidence
appears plain that Soter intended its interment at Memphis to be
permanent, and it is possible that traces of the monument may some day
be found. The editor, Prof. Breccia, contributes descriptions of tbirty
inscribed stones or vases in the Muséum at Alexandria.25

Dr. N. Reich lias devoted his attention to two Graeco-demotic texts in
the British Muséum (Papp. 262 and 1201),20 the Greek texts of which
have already been published in the Muséum Catalogue, while the demotic
texts appear in the accompanying atlas of facsimiles. Dr. Reich is,
naturally, most concerned with the demotic side of thèse papyri, but his

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