Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1903-1904

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Christian Egypt.


text ends apparently with the date, " 19th of Pashons, 1st Indiction."
Besides the miscellaneous stelae, a series found at Antinoe is given, with
some from the neighbouring Tunah, where we see the saints of the district,
Colluthus and Phoebammon, invoked (no. 31 should therefore come thence).
The marble stelae, generally with Bohairie texts, of which L. gives some
more examples, are interesting and still require localization. Coptic stelae
from Tehneh (N. of Miniah) are also included.

A number of Greek stelae from the latter site are also edited by
Lefebvee.58 Among the Christian texts one is obscurely dated. If it
be read, as suggested, AM. 239, the year AD. would be 523, not 527.

The interesting stele, found by Lyons in Nubia and published by Sayce
(v. Report 1897-98, 69), has been published afresh, with a photograph, by

The temple of Osiris at Abydos preserves a variety of graffiti by the nuns
who inhabited the neighbouring convent, referred to in the correspondence
of the archimandrite Moses (v. Zoega, no. ccxiv). Many of these, copied
by Miss Murray, are edited for her by Ceum,00 together with others formerly
published by Bouriant. Tbe most interesting group records the heights
to which the Nile rose in several years. Their date is very uncertain.

Ceum has also edited01 what are presumably the most conspicuous of
the numerous Coptic texts from the walls of Shenoute's " White Monastery."
They were copied by Canon Oldfield, and give some remarkable information
regarding the medieval restorations of the building and the composition of
the monastic library.

A further instalment of the Berlin ostraca, containing sixty-two texts
and lithographed as before by Ceum, has been issued.152

At the Hamburg Oriental Congress, 1902, Kball gave an account of
recent acquisitions in the Eainer Collection ;03 among them, some 200
Coptic papyrus documents from the correspondence of a 7th century
lawyer at Hermopolis.

The immense papyrus collection recently presented to the University of
Heidelberg contains a certain proportion of Coptic documents, though
the majority and the most important of the texts are in Arabic.04

C. Philology. The appearance of a second edition of Steindoeff's
Grammar05 is a welcome event. The book remains the same in general
structure, but has undergone an entire revision, few paragraphs being
now in detail what they were. Tbe most notable changes are in those
sections which have come in contact with Sethe's Verhum. Comparisons
with the other dialects are now mostly omitted, as the author contemplates
a treatment of these in a separate volume. The reading lessons, too, are
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