Oxyrhynchus in Egypt

Oxyrhynchus (modern Bahnasa ) is famous for its Roman period papyri and textiles. It has also yielded other artifacts including a spectacular relief.


Relief of Aion that was on display in the Greco-Roman museum in Alexandria, Egypt. In several archaeological sites the reliefs of this deity have been found associated with the worship of Mithras. Photogaphed in 1992 and scanned in 2016. Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae no. 103.



Child's sock from Oxyrhynchus dating from the second century AD. Manchester University Museum.



Wooden comb from Oxyrhynchus dating from the fifth or sixth century AD. Manchester University Museum.



Closeup of the life-size statue of a woman from Oxyrhynchus. Boston Museum of Fine Art, 1972.875.



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