The Memphis Necropolis is one of the most exciting places to see in Egypt.

The town was built around 3100 BC when King Menes of the Old Kingdom of the Pharaohs was in charge. At the time, it was the first Imperial City in the world.

It was the first capital of Egypt and a significant center for religion and business.

Before the Pyramids were built, this was the capital of ancient Egypt, and it is still one of the country’s most popular places to visit.

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Memphis Necropolis
Djoser Pyramid in Memphis Necropolis

From the Memphis Necropolis in Saqqara, it will take about 20 minutes to get to the Bent Pyramid. From there, it will take you another 45 minutes to get to the Three Pyramids of Giza.


Memphis Necropolis
Entance of Mastaba of Djoser

Saqqara was called the “First City of Pharaonic Egypt,” Its cemetery was where the rulers and nobles of the Old Kingdom were buried. Saqqara is often called the “First City of Egypt” and the “First City of Pharaonic Egypt.”

Memphis was built where the southern valley and the delta meet, a physical representation of how these two areas meet.

Even after it had replaced Cairo as the capital of Egypt, the beautiful city of Thebes continued to be a significant place of worship for the god Ptah and a thriving business center well into the fifth century B.C. Even though Thebes was now the capital instead of Cairo, this was still the case. At this time, Egypt’s capital is Thebes, not Cairo.

Because the mud-brick palaces have fallen and the stones of its temples, especially the massive temple of Ptah, have been stolen and used in other projects for hundreds of years, it is hard to imagine such splendor in the world today. Since this grandeur used to be expected, it’s hard for people today to imagine it. It’s hard to imagine such splendor in the world we live in now because it’s hard to imagine such wonder in the world we live in now. [Cause and effect] It’s hard to think of a time when people had so much money.
A few unremarkable landmarks may be found in the Mit Rahina neighborhood, which is not very interesting.

The small museum has a beautiful limestone colossus of a young Ramses II, and an equally beautiful alabaster sphinx watches over the garden. Both of these sculptures can be seen in the museum. These sculptures are always displayed at the museum because they are part of its permanent collection.

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