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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Sirva como ejemplo la descripcion que Gaston Maspero, director del Museo Bulaq en El Cairo, que excavo en los cementerios de Akhmin desde 1884, comento para un periodico ingles:
Anteriormente, en los casos de procedencia conocida, la mayoria se atribuian a Hawara, Antinoe o Akhmin.
Uztaz Rifa'i, 25 years, male, born in Akhmin (Sohag Governorate), claiming an Arab Bedouin origin (Awlad Hammuda), graduate from the Institute of Commerce of Asyut, arrived in Cairo four years ago but used to come regularly before.
Irthorru ("Thor") lived in the city of Akhmin, the cult center of the fertility God, "Min," where he was a priest during the 26th dynasty, about 600 BC.