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Document Details :
Title: Mouchis and its Crocodiles
Subtitle: Topography, Toponymy, and Theonymy
Author(s): WINKLER, Andreas
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 55 Date: 2018
This paper revisits the location of Mouchis, a village in the division of Polemon in the Fayum, whose exact whereabouts have been the subject of some debate. In this connection, the toponym’s development from Demotic and Greek to Coptic and Arabic is reconsidered. Additionally, the paper provides an overview of the settlement, which was an important regional administrative and economic centre. The article also discusses the etymology and background of one of the local crocodile gods of Mouchis, Sokonporchnoubis, attested in at least four documents, which partly come from the site in question or its vicinity.