Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1898-1899

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The present writer 40 has followed this publication with a description of
similar leather MSS. in London, known to have come from Aswan and
containing the names of two more Nubian kings as well as some new
personal and local names.

M. Bouriant has published41 four chronometrical texts—two for the first
time—recording, it would seem, the length of shadow cast by the sun-
dial throughout the year, and all dating from Christian times. Two of the
texts are from inscriptions, two from Coptic MSS. in Cairo. Ventre-Bey
has added a mathematical commentary on the texts.

Among M. G-ayet's antiquities from Antinoe is a small bronze and
leathern pen-case, bearing the picture of an armed saint subduing a human-
headed dragon. The inscription shows him to be S. Philotheus, otherwise
unknown in this role. A dozen more lines contain a gnostic or
cryptographic formula. M. Omont has printed the texts with a good

The present writer has invited the attention of those interested in
Christian art to a class of pagan stelae which shows figures very analogous
to the so-called " orantes."43

W. E. Ckum.

P.S.—I find I have omitted to mention, in § 2, some articles by
Schiewietz on Egyptian monasticism.44


1 The earliest known Coptic Psalter, London, 1898.
- Theoloij. Lit. Z., 1898, 675.
' P. S. B. A., xx. 48.

4 Rev. de for. chret., 1899, 263.

5 Literal: Centralbl, 1899, 1017.

6 Die Elias Apohalypse (Texte u. Untersuch., N. P. ii. 3a).
< Tkeoho. Lit. Z., 1899, 4.

8 Literal: Centralbl., 1899, 713.
" Journ. des liav., 1899, 31.
'" Z.f. Kirchengesch., 1899, 103.

11 Gbtt. Gel. An:., 1899, 46.

12 Theol. Lit. Z., 1899, 296.

13 Theolog. Studien for B. Weiss, Gottingen, 1897.

14 Le Musion, 1898, 269, 378.

15 Etude s. le cenob. pakhomien. Louvain—Paris, 1898.

16 Gbtt. Nachr., 1899, 87.

17 Le Museon, 1899, 226.

18 Festschrift for M. D. Chwolson, p. 189, Berlin, 1899.
w Gbtt. Gel. Anz., 1899, 7.

» Gbtt. Nachr., 1899, 36.

;I Le Mmion, 1899, 227.

-•, Le Concile de Nicee, 2me vol. Paris, 1898.
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