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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