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Oxyrhynchus [anc. Egyp. Per-Medjed; Copt. Pemdje; now el-Bahnasa]locked

  • Dominic Montserrat

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Site on the Bahr Yusuf, 50 km north of el-Minya in Egypt. Little is known of the town in the Dynastic period (c. 2925–332 bc), when it was the capital of the 19th Upper Egyptian nome and played an important role in the mythology of Osiris. Its main importance is as a source of Roman-period (...

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