Oxyrhynchus

Oxyrhynchus

Oxyrhynchus, modern el-Bahnasa, is a city in Upper Egypt, located south-southwest of Cairo, in the governorate of Al Minya. In ancient Egyptian times, there was a city on the site called Per-Medjed. It was the capital of the 19th Upper Egyptian Nome. After the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, the city was reestablished as a Greek town, called Oxyrrhynkhoupolis. The area around Oxyrhynchus has been continually excavated, yielding an enormous collection of papyrus texts dating from the time of the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Minya Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ptolemaic + Roman

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian & Ptolemaic & Roman Monuments

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