To the southwest of Luxor, about 12 km, lies the city of Armant. Its name was derived from the ancient Egyptian names ‘Pr-Mntw’ and ‘’Iwnw-Mntw’, then it acquired the Greek word ‘Hermontus’. Armant was a centre of the cult of god Montu and his two wives Iwnet and Thinite. The site includes many necropolises dating back to the Pre-Dynastic times as well as the remains of domestic constructions of the people who lived in this era. Side by side were some remains of a temple built for god Montu during the New Kingdom, to which many kings added throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. To the north of the site was discovered a necropolis of the Apis-bull.