Akhmim is a city within the Sohag Governorate of Upper Egypt. Referred to with the aid of the historical Greeks as Khemmis, Chemmis and Panopolis, it's far located at the east bank of the Nile, 4 miles to the northeast of Sohag. Akhmim became regarded in Ancient Egypt as Ipu, Apu or Khent-min. It became the capital of the 9th nome of Upper Egypt. The city is a cautioned native land for Yuya, the reputable of Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep III. The ithyphallic Min changed into worshipped right here as "the robust Horus".
Herodotus mentions the temple devoted to Perseus and asserts that Chemmis turned into notable for the party of games in honor of that hero, after the way of the Greeks, at which prizes were given; as a matter of fact a few representations are recognised of Nubians and those of Punt clambering up poles before the god Min. Min was mainly a god of the barren region routes on the east of Egypt, and the buying and selling tribes are probably to have accrued to his fairs for enterprise and delight at Coptos even more than at Akhmim.