Ochus

Definition

Antoine Simonin
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published on 28 April 2011

The Ochus is a river, today-called Darya-i Pandj, which flows in modern Tajikistan and joins the Amou-Darya at the level of Takht-i Sangin. In Ancient Times it flew in the northern part of Bactria and joined the Oxus at the lvel of the town called Oxeiana (which was not Alexandreia Oxeiana).

The famous site of Aï Khanoum is located on the Ochus; until 2002 a general misunderstanding among historians was to make the Ochus the eastern part of the Oxus, and not one of its tributaries, which had several consequences on the allocation of ancient towns' names in the area, especially for Aï Khanoum.

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Antoine Simonin
Passionate about ancient Central Asia. Maintains the website From Bactria to Taxila. Works in the Europa Barbarorum project.

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APA Style

Simonin, A. (2011, April 28). Ochus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/Ochus/

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Simonin, Antoine. "Ochus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 28, 2011. https://www.ancient.eu/Ochus/.

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Simonin, Antoine. "Ochus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 28 Apr 2011. Web. 14 Dec 2018.

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