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

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reckoned as his fourth year, so that his first year is equated with the 15th
of Galliemis = a.d. 267-8. This seems to show that Claudius was not at
first recognised in Egypt, and that if any emperor was acknowledged there
during the last months of 267-8 it was the son of Zenobia. In connection
with another document (no. 19), Preisigke describes the procedure and
formulas of payment through a hank. The fact that only a few texts are
included in the volume enables the introductions and commentaries to be
longer than is usually possible in publications of larger collections, and
makes them especially serviceable for students.

A beginning has likewise been made, though on a still smaller scale, with
the publication of another collection of papyri, namely that at Lille, where
through the energy of M. Jouguet an institute for the training of students
of papyrology is being formed. The first fasciculus of the Lille papyri12 is
edited by M. Jouguet and his younger colleague, M. Lesquier, who has
already taken a hand in the transcription of the Berlin papyri, and has
published an article which will be mentioned below. This fasciculus
contains nine texts, all belonging to the 3rd cent. b.c. The most novel and
interesting is no. 1 (of which a provisional text was published last year),13
which contains a description, accompanied by a plan, of a square area of
10,000 arouras, surrounded by four dykes, and traversed at regular intervals
by nine similar dykes from east to west, and three from north to south,
thus sub-dividing the whole area into 40 plots of 250 arouras each. The
excavations necessary for the formation of the dykes are given in naubia,
and the figures enable us at last to ascertain the content of this hitherto
mysterious measure. It is now clear that it was equivalent to the cube
of two royal cubits, and was therefore equal to the limLXlov, the content of
which was recently established by Smyly. Of the remaining texts, one is
a portion of a land survey; two are letter-books of officials (the second
relating to the tenure and transfer of cleruchic lands, and incidentally
furnishing further data for the calculation of the Egyptian year); one
contains orders for grants of seed-corn ; and four are petitions or memorials
of various kinds. The texts are accompanied by sufficient introductions
and notes, but at present without facsimiles. The general appearance of
the fasciculus is pleasing, and makes a promising start for an enterprise
to which all students of papyri will wish success.

Only one part of the Berlin Urkundenu has appeared in the course
of the year. It contains twelve texts, edited by Viereck, who makes a
welcome reappearance in this capacity. The longest (no. 1074) is a diploma
issued by a musical society (^ lepa /u,ovcriK>i TrepnroXio-Titcr) KvprfKiavri peydX-ri
avvoSos) to a person who is described as ypafi/xaTew, on the occasion of
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