Memphis Historical Site, Giza Governorate

Memphis Historical Site boasts ancient sculptures and funerary monuments. Compared to the Giza pyramids, this is a small and isolated site best seen with a guide who can provide historical context and information on numerous artifacts. Highlights include a colossal statue of a pharaoh, an alabaster Sphinx--less known than its famous counterpart in Giza--and a step pyramid, a smaller predecessor of Giza's pyramids. Use our Giza Governorate online route planner to visit Memphis Historical Site on your trip to Giza Governorate, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Little and nothing to see from what was the magnificent "Ineb-hedy" name in Egyptian that we know of from the Greek "Menfis" capital of Ancient Egypt since 3050 B.C. when the First Pharaoh Menes established his newness there, this city grew and strengthened from the Dynastia I until the VIII, it is believed that in its explendor it had half a million inhabitants around 2200 B.C. incredible to think that in that time so many people could live, it must have been spectacular, unfortunately it was destroyed and dismantled, almost erased from the map, little and nothing remains of it for our misfortune, in Egypt there are thousands of better places to see and enjoy, but impossible not to be there even if it is for a couple of photos, without a doubt the coloss of Ramses is the star of the site...
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  • Memphis served as the capital of Lower Egypt and the capital of the United Egyptians before the founding of the State of Israel until the end of the ancient kingdom in 2200 BCE, the city served as a border between Egypt and the upper Egyptians. The name of the city in the Bible was scenery or according to Herodotus the city was founded in 3100 by King Narmer, also known as Menes. The remains of the Palace of Ramses II were found in the city and a huge statue of his pine, about 10 meters from the two statues that stood at the entrance to his palace. And another statue of him from Alabaster, 2 to 4 meters.
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