Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1910-1911

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Peogeess of Egyptology.

name, by the way, is habitually mispelled by M. Martin), but only one
Greek parallel has hitherto been known.

M. Jean Lesquier has published a narrative27 of his excavations at
Tehneh in 1908. He was not successful in his search for papyri, but he
here puts on record his topographical and archaeological results, with
photographs and a plan.

In the sphere of palaeography, a volume which will be of the greatest use
to students, and especially to beginners, has been issued by Schubart,28
namely a series of fifty photographic plates containing reproductions of
about eighty papyri (literary and non-literary) from the Berlin Museum..
Berlin lias hitherto been conspicuously backward in providing facsimiles
of non-literary papyri. The present publication does something to remove
this reproach, and, since it covers the whole range of the papyrus period,
from the fourth century b.c. to the eighth century of the Christian era, it
serves as a conspectus of papyrus palaeography excellently suited to the
needs of students, and incomparably cheaper (only six marks!) than the
atlases accompanying the British Museum Catalogue.

Several of the publications noticed above (nos. 1, 3, 4, 10, 13) contain
valuable materials for palaeography. In addition, the latest part of the
ISTew Palaeographical Society's publications29 contains a plate from the
papyrus codex of St. Cyril in the Louvre (no 2 in last year's Eeport).

On the whole, though the number of noteworthy publications which
have come to the present writer's notice during the past year is less than
usual, their importance is fully up to the average standard, showing that
the harvest to be gleaned in this field of knowledge is by no means

F. G. Ken yon.

P.S.—The most important publication of the year has come in since
this Eeport was written. This is the promised and eagerly expected
CJirestomathie,30 or introduction to the study of papyri, which has been
prepared by Wilcken and Mitteis. It is divided into two parts, each con-
sisting of two substantial volumes. The first part is historical, and (after
an Introduction, touching briefly on the palaeographical, linguistic,
chronological, monetary, and metrological aspects of the papyri) has
chapters dealing with the historical setting to which these documents
belong, with religion and worship, education, finance, taxation, trade and
industry, land-system, forced labour and requisitions, postal organisation,
army and police, and common life. The second volume of this part con-
tains 500 texts of papyri, drawn from all sources, with introductions and
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