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In ancient times, Akhmim in Upper Egypt was a provincial capital called Ipu, Apu or Khent-min. It was the hometown of pharaoh Akhenaten’s mother Tiye and of pharaoh Ay, who followed Akhenaten’s successor, Tutankhamen.

During the Greco-Roman period the temples of Akhmim, then known by the Greek names of Khemmis, or Chemmis, and Panopolis, were among the largest of Egypt. Even in the Middle Ages, they were admired as one of the Wonders of the World, yet today they have all but vanished.