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  • OUSELEY, Gore

    Peter Avery and EIr

    (1770-1884), entrepreneur, diplomat, and orientalist.

  • OUSELEY, William

    Peter Avery and EIr

    (1767-1842), officer and orientalist.

  • OWL

    Cross-Reference

    See BŪF.

  • OXATHRES

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    Persian masculine name, attested only in Greek forms, borne by several Achaemenid personages.

  • OXUS RIVER

    Cross-Reference

    See ĀMŪ DARYĀ.

  • OXUS TRUMPET

    Bo Lawergren

    Oxus trumpets are shorter (ca. 10 cm in length) than modern trumpets, but like modern ones they have a flaring bell at the front and a mouthpieces at the back. The most common material is silver, but copper, gold, lead, and gypsum are also used. Some are decorated with human and animal faces of high artistic merit.

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  • OXYARTES

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    Bactrian noble, satrap under Alexander the Great.

  • OXYATHRES

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    brother of the Achaemenid Darius III and companion of Alexander the Great.

  • OZAI-DURRANI, ATAULLAH K.

    EIr

    Afghan inventor and developer of fast-cooking rice, marketed under the name “Minute Rice.”

  • ÖZGÄND

    Bertold Spuler

    in the Middle Ages, a thriving city on the eastern edge of the Ferghana basin, on one of the tributaries of the Jaxartes.