oxyrhynchus

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oxyrhynchus

(ˌɒksɪˈrɪŋkəs)
n
(Animals) a fish found in the Nile, sometimes depicted on Egyptian sculptures and coins
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269-82) takes the reader to Oxyrhynchos and the Per-khefa, a New Kingdom and Saite cemetery site as well as the location of an Osireion, where a recumbent statue of the god was kept and niches for the yearly deposition of Osiris figures extended the dating to Roman times.
He bases his history on the Greek city of Oxyrhynchos ('City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish') some 200 miles south of modern Cairo.
Zur Farce von Oxyrhynchos, in: <<Wiener Eranos.