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Krokodilopolis (Medinet el-Fayum)

TM Geo 327

Egypt - Arsinoites (Fayum), city area of Arsinoe (00d) - provincia: Aegyptus - located Tell Azab lies at ca. 3 km from Kiman Fares; El-Gebeli lies 'at 10 minutes' from Kiman Fares - same as 00 Theodosioupolis (TM Geo 2375)? 00a Astar (TM Geo 355)? 00 Tesh (TM Geo 2622)? 00 Ra-cha (TM Geo 2572)?; cf. also 00 Arsinoites (Fayum) (TM Geo 332); 00d Hout-Souchos (TM Geo 10717)
29.320878,30.835832 (Lat,Long)


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Status: city: polis; metropolis; nout; civitas; oppidum


Greek name(s): Κροκοδίλων πόλις - Πτολεμαὶς Εὐεργέτις - Ἀρσινοιτῶν πόλις - Ἀρσινόη
Latin name(s): Arsinoe - Crialon
Egyptian name(s): Šdt (Šty) - ȝrsynȝ
Coptic name(s): ⲡⲉⲓⲟⲙ - ⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ
Ethnic(s): Arsinoites (Arsinoitis) - Krokodilopolites - Ptolemaieus - Šd.ty (Št.ty)
Modern name(s): Medinet el-Fayum
Variants: Krokodilopolis (Krokodilon Polis) - Ptolemais Euergetis - Shedet (Chédet) - Arsinoiton Polis - Arsinoe - Crialon - Medinet el-Fayum - sites including Kiman Fares (Kom Faris); Tell Azab (Deir el-'Azab - the monastery of Anba Abraam); Kom el-Addame; El-Gebeli


Repertoria: Dizionario I 2, p. 219; III, p. 156 (1); p. 157 (1); IV, p. 205 (2); p. 211; Suppl. 1, p. 60 (1); p. 62; Suppl. 4, p. 20 (2); p. 20 (bis); p. 20-42; p. 113 (2); p. 113; Suppl. 5, p. 19 (2); p. 19 (bis); p. 84; Gauthier, Dictionnaire V, 1928, p. 150; Timm, p. 1506-1525; P. Tebt. 2, 1907, p. 370; p. 398-400
Biblio: Pietschmann, RE, 1895, col. 1277-1278, s.v. Arsinoe 3; Wb 4, 1930, p. 567; Gardiner, AEO 2 (1947), p. 116*-117* no. 392B; Bonnet, RÄRG, 1952, p. 394; Oastes, BASP 12 (1975), p. 113-120; P. L. Bat. 21, 1981, p. 480; Gomaà, Besiedlung 1, 1986, p. 392-395; Pestman, New Pap. Primer, 1990, p. 310; Bogaert, ZPE 120 (1998), p. 176-179; Casarico, ZPE 130 (2000), p. 207-210; Hoffmann, Dem. Conf. VII (Copenhagen 1999), 2002, p. 226; CDD ȝ, 2002, p. 48-49; Kruit / Worp, Tyche 18 (2003), p. 55-57; Clarysse, Pap. Lup 14 (2005), p. 70; Mueller, Settlements of the Ptolemies, 2006, p. 24; p. 208 no. 67; Fraser, Greek ethnic terminology, 2009, p. 342; CDD Š, 2010, p. 237 (bis); ; Widmer, Résurrection d’Osiris, 2015, p. 58; BL 13, 2017, p. 1
Map: Arrowsmith, Map of Upper Egypt, 1807 (Medineh Faioum); P. Tebt. 2, 1907, pl. 3 (Medinet el Fayûm (Shed, Crocodilopolis, Ptolemais Euergetis?, Arsinoitonpolis)); U.S. Army Map Service, map NH 36-9 (1st ed.), 1953 (Al Fayyūm); Pruneti, Ossirinchite, 1981, pl. inset (Arsinoe); Falivene, Herakleopolite nome, 1998, pl. (Madīnat Al-Faiyūm); Davoli, L'archeologia urbana nel Fayyum, 1998, p. 367 (Medinet el-Fayyum (Krokodilopolis)); Barrington Atlas, 2000, pl. 75 D2 (Krokodilopolis / Ptolemais Euergetis); Baines / Málek, Atlas, 2002(2), p. 121 (Medinet el-Faiyum / Arsinoe, Krokodilopolis)
Note: new reading in CPR 1 11, 40 (no toponym; cf. Hagedorn, ZPE 145 (2003), p. 224 (BL 13, p. 72)); new reading in Tyche 22 (2007), p. 109-118 (= SB 6 9294), l. 28 (no toponym); new reading in P. Cairo Zen. 3 59403, 3 (no toponym; cf. Reekman, Egypt and the Hellenistic world (Stud. Hell. 27), 1983, p. 338 n. 76); new reading in P. Turner 26, 8 (no toponym; cf. BL 8, p. 498)


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107090SB 26 16456 (59)[found]pottery Hieroglyphic BC16 - BC11 Egypt, 00d - Krokodilopolis (Medinet el-Fayum) [found]
Egypt [written]
6050SB 8 9998 (1)[found]pottery Greek BC04 - BC03 Egypt, 00d - Krokodilopolis (Medinet el-Fayum) [found]
Greece, Sporades - Thasos [written]
6646SB 1 1666[found & written]pottery Greek BC04 - BC01 Egypt, 00d - Krokodilopolis (Medinet el-Fayum) [found & written]
92780Kurzberichte aus den Giessener Papyrus-Sammlungen 42 (1986), p. 24 no. 1126 descr.[found]papyrus Demotic BC04 - BC03 Egypt, 00d - Krokodilopolis (Medinet el-Fayum), bought [found]
Egypt, 00 - Arsinoites (Fayum) (?) [written]
92860Short Texts 2 454[found]wood Demotic BC04 Egypt, 00 - Arsinoites (Fayum) (?) [written]
Egypt, 00d - Krokodilopolis (Medinet el-Fayum), bought [found]
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