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Memphis Cairo Reviews

Johnpro Johnpro
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The old Memphis ! Apr 06, 2010
Memphis is the Greek version of one of the many names the

Ancient Egyptians used to denote the city that lay on the border between Upper- and Lower-Egypt.

The city of Memphis was one of the largest and most important cities in its day. Some archaeologists think that as many as 100,000 people may have lived in it at the height of its power, which lasted for almost one thousand years during the Old Kingdom period.

During this time, the pharaohs erected monuments to themselves, starting at a site just to the west of Memphis.

What we saw :)

Reconstructed ruins of the old Pharaonic capital of Memphis and many statues at outside area , The small Museum with huge Statue of Ramses the Great and many more interest things !

Also some photos to have a look !
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Johnpro says:
Thank you Harriet and Carlos !
Yes just 20 km away from Cairo center , close to Saqqara pyramids , check also this site .
is more informative :)
Posted on: Dec 11, 2011
Africancrab says:
Posted on: Dec 11, 2011
montecarlostar says:
So the ancient Memphis was located in what is now the city of Cairo? I didn't know!
Posted on: Dec 11, 2011
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