• Geography
  • Panopolis City

  • Meryetamun Statue Location Upper Egypt - 6 km northeast of modern Sohag
    East bank of Nile
    Nome9th nome of Upper Egypt Min - the 9th Nome of Upper Egypt
    Type of SettlementCapital City
    Necropolis- El-Hawawish - the governors of the area were buried during the Old Kingdom from the 4th to the 11th Dynasties
    - El-Salamuni Promontory - rock cut tombs of the Ptolemaic Period, some of which are decorated with zodiac ceilings
    Local deityThe god of fertility and master of the deserts Min
    Ancient nameIpu or Khent- Min
    Contemporary nameAkhmim
    Historical Development- In the Ptolemaic Period, Min was associated with the Greek god Pan, and the city was called Panopolis.
    - Strabo mentions linen-weaving and stone-cutting as ancient industries of Panopolis
    Monuments- Many of the ancient buildings of Akhmim were dismantled to be used in later periods and today little exists in its original form
    - Fragments of the Ptolemaic temple of Min and his consort Repyt
    - The 11 meters tall statue of Meryetamun (Beloved of Amun ) - the tallest statue of an ancient queen, now stands in the middle of town. She was one of the consort of Ramses 2 after the death of Nefertari, as well as a priestess of the Temple of Min