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Akhmim Akhmim
Photo by Victor Kondos © 2009 Your Egypt

Akhmim is across the Nile from Sohag. It is renown for weaving, especially carpets and tapestries. It has a big Coptic population.

Akhmim has also several rock-cut tombs and a chapel dedicated to MinWho is this deity?, Egyptian god of fertility. There is also several Coptic monasteries and churches like the monastery of Al-Mallak (Image 1) or the monastery of Al-Shohada' (the marytres) (See above image + Images 2,3)

       
Image 1 Image 2 Image 3

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