Akhmim is a corruption of ḫm-mnw, meaning Shrine of Min, via the Demotic form šmn. The existence of a god named Khem was later understood as a faulty reading, but unfortunately it had already been enshrined in books written by E. A. Wallis Budge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chem Akhmim (Arabic اخميم, from Egyptian Khent-min, through Coptic Khmin) is a city in the Upper Egyptian Sohag Governorate. ... Herodotus mentions the temple dedicated to Perseus and asserts that Chemmis was remarkable for the celebration of games in honor of that he Wiki: Akhmim