Akhmim

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Akhmim

(ăkhmēm`), city (1986 pop. 70,602), E central Egypt, on the Nile. Textiles and handicrafts are manufactured; grain, dates, and cotton are processed. The ancient Chemmis and Panopolis, the city was long noted for its linen and limestone. The temple of Pan is there. It figures prominently in the history of the Coptic Church and retains a sizable Coptic Christian population.
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on dont il le presente semble adopter le point de vue d'un brigand visant une prochaine proie : Chemmis est << prosp?
Chemmis (2,21) : il y retrouvera certes Chariclee, dans des conditions qu'il n'avait pas prevues (5,10), mais il ne reverra plus Theag?
One of these centers of enterprise was the ancient city of Chemmis, halfway up the Nile, which was a trading port of call for the Peoples of the Sea.
Herodotus, the Greek historian who thrived in the fifth century BC, was informed by his Egyptian hosts that Chemmis was a floating island of the same name and located in the Nile delta.
To provide some context: Calasiris is now narrating the story of how he knows Charicleia and Theagenes to Cnemon, whom he comes upon when the latter is heading to the Egyptian village of Chemmis to meet up with Theagenes and Charicleia.