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The Topography of the Town of Pathyris in the Light of the Current Research


Abstract


The town of Per-Hathor, also known under its Greek name Pathyris, was occupied since the Predynastic Period up to the medieval times. It is well known for its Ptolemaic papyri, ostraka, and inscribed wooden tablets, which enable scholars to attempt reconstructions of the topography and social life in the settlement. What the previous studies lacked were a detail spatial and archaeological data regarding this area. The Gebelein Archaeological Project was initiated in 2013 and one of its aims is to fulfill this void.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i99788883051760p372

Keywords: Gebelein; Ptolemaic; Greco-Roman Period; Papyrology

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