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.
1956) "Die Archilochos-Gedichte von Oxyrhynchos II", Philologus 100: 1-28.
He bases his history on the Greek city of Oxyrhynchos ('City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish') some 200 miles south of modern Cairo.
The dumps in question belonged to el-Behnesa, formerly Oxyrhynchos ('the city of the sharp-nosed fish'), an Egyptian town where the dry sand preserved far more "lost treasures of the classical inheritance" than either Greece or Italy managed.
Zur Farce von Oxyrhynchos, in: <<Wiener Eranos.