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Oxyrhynchus
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A. The city

City in Middle Egypt, modern Al-Bahnasā; in Pharaonic times the capital of the 19th nome of Upper Egypt, Egyptian pr-mḏd, 'meeting house (?)'. Originally O. was one of the main cult centres of Seth as well as of Thoeris. Because Seth had killed Osiris, it was mentioned in traditional lists of nomes as a banned place. There are hardly any archaeological finds from the pre-Ptolemaic peri…

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Quack, Joachim (Berlin) and Eleuteri, Paolo (Venice), “Oxyrhynchus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e903050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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