Memphis is a place you have to see if you visit Cairo. The beautiful and big statue of Ramses II is amazing.
Entrance fee was in 2005, 25 L.E. (Egyptian pound)
At the Saqqara area you can find a lot of mastaba tombs (toms of the nobles) and some pyramids that don´t look like a pyramid anymore. To mention the pyramid of Unaz and Teti.
But the step pyramid of Djozer in Saqqara. It´s one of the first pyramids, and it´s amazing that it is still standing here to day. Just amazing.
The entrance fee to the step pyramid was in 2005, 35 L.E.
The Step Pyramid is the oldest of the pyramids, rather uneven compared to the Great Pyramid but still a breathtaking site. Memphis has a collosal statue of Ramses II, and a Lion-sphinx, which was also phenomenal.
Located 24 km south of Cairo is the ancient city of Memphis. The main attraction in Memphis today is an open air museum with various pharonic statues, the alabaster sphinx and the reclining statue of Ramses II.
Memphis was once the largest city in the ancient world with a population in excess of 30000 people. The city is even named in the bible under tha name of Noph or Moph. It eventually gave way to other cities like Thebes and Alexandria in terms of importance. It was founded about 3100 BC and climbed to its height in the 6th dynasty when at the time it was associated with the Ptah cult and the remains of a temple of Ptah can be seen at the site. Another popular cult was the Apis or bull cult and a mumified bull was discovered at the Saqqara site nearby and now resides in the Museum of Agriculture. Among many impressive exhibits is the Alibaster Sphinx (see Photo) and large statues of Ramses II (see photo). The necropolis of Saqqara is nearby and is well worth a visit.
The gigantic statue of Ramses II is worth a visit.
What would it have been like ii it had been upright?
Apart from a few other statues there is not much else to see of what was once the capital Memphis.
It's something that you have to visit when you are there: Memphis, Sakkara and Gizeh.
Memphis is a little open air museum. The most important thing to see are the big sculpture of Ramses II inside a little building and the sfinx outside..... Daily open from 9 am untill 4 pm.
Memphis was once the capitol of Egypt, many of the statues here have been damaged, this is an alabaster sphinx. Tutankhamun was reputed to have a liking for alabaster and it is thought that this sphinx may be from the time of his reign
This is a living recreation of the days of ancient Egypt. You will sail on a barge down a canal to view the tableaux. You will see recreations of industries, games, arts, historic and legendary scenes.
Memphis museum contains some of the masterpieces. All of them are in the open air. Except Rameses colossi with is situated in only building there.
One of the ancient Egyptian localities, not far from Cairo, a place with equisite collections and displays of this fascinating culture.
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