Nome: 15th Upper Egyptian nome
Geographical coordinates: 27°47′ N / 30°48′ E
Hermopolis was located on the east bank of the Nile, in a flat cultivated area. The site was at some distance to the river and therefore connected to the Nile by a canal.
Almost nothing survived from the reign of Hatshepsut. Only one block has been reported so far as containing the erased name of Hatshepsut.
The name of Hermopolis appears twice in private contexts. On the second stela of Djehuti the official bears the title Overseer of Prophets in Hermopolis (jmj-r ḥm.w-nṯr m ẖmn.w). This name also appears on the limestone ostracon found in Deir el-Bahari, where, among the workers, Teti from ẖmn.w is named. From the time of Thutmose III the statue of the king is attested.
A.H. Gardiner supposes that the fragment of the inscription preserved on the architrave in Speos Artemidos refers to the temple in Hermopolis. Hatshepsut, mentioning Great Thoth, speaks: "I have build his great temple of the white limestone of Aynu, its gates 28being of travertine of Hut-nebu, its doors of Asiatic copper and its figures inlayed with electrum, holy to bear the High of Two Feathers. I have [magni]fied 29the Majesty of this god with his two festivals: the feast of Neheb-kau and the Festival of Thoth, which I have re-established for him anew, for 30they had been in the mouth, but not in his festival calendar since the conduct of the festival was made one. I have doubled for him the divine offering, in excess 31of that which had been before, as my deed for the Ocdoad."
- ^ 125: Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings IV. Lower and Middle Egypt: Delta and Cairo to Asyûṭ - - 1934 - Porter, Bertha, Moss, Rosalind L.B.; 573: Grabungsbericht Hermopolis 1932 - - - Balcz, H., Bittel, K..
- ^ 612: A Selection of Tuthmoside Ostraca from Dēr El-Baḥri - - - Hayes, William C..
- ^ Egyptian Museum, Cairo JE 35120,
542: Fouilles à Achmounéîn - - - Chabân, Mohammed Effendi.
- ^ 587: Davies’s Copy of the Great Speos Artemidos Inscription - - - Gardiner, Alan H..
- ^ 726: The Speos Artemidos Inscription of Hatshepsut - - - Allen, James P.; translation by Filip Taterka.
Explorer/Institution working previously: Deutsche Hermopolis-Expedition
- Balcz H., Bittel K., Grabungsbericht Hermopolis 1932, in: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo III, 1932, 23