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ANCYRO´N POLIS

ANCYRO´N POLIS (Ἀγκυρῶν πόλις, Ptol. 4.5.57; Steph. B. sub voce: Eth. Ἀγκυροπολίτης), was a town of Middle Egypt, 10 miles southward of the Heptanomite Aphroditopolis. It derived its appellation from the manufacture of stone anchors cut from the neighbouring quarries.

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