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Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts, Virtual Exhibition: The Site

View of Oxyrhynchus: 1903?

A view, probably taken by A .S. Hunt during their second season of excavations in 1903, shows the site from much the same angle as the Denon view, little changed after a century, and it confirms the accuracy of Denon’s work, important when considering his other drawing of the site in case B.

The viewpoint is probably from mound no.17 as numbered on Grenfell and Hunt’s revised site plan, looking between mound 6 on the left and mound 44 on the right. If so, mound 20, ‘Kôm Gamman’, so rich in literary papyri, would be just out of the picture on the right.