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The site of the early capital of Egypt has rock tombs and some statues.
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Memphis was founded around 3100BC but little remains today. For most of the pharaonic period it was the capital of Egypt. It was finally abandoned during Arab invasions in 7AD. The city virtually vanished due to the combination of quarrying for stone, antiquity hunters, and...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This place also does not require much time. Nothing of the grandeur of an ancient capital remains except for some granite and alabaster statues. They are worth a look especially the colossal Ramses 2 statue.

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

After seeing so many excelent sites, the old capital of Memphis has nothing to show. Only a laying colossal statue of a pharao and little more. Better spend the time somewhere else.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

I SAW memphis with perfect tours it was amazing as we saw big estatue for ramses second and sphinx for hatshepsut

Thank sabryhashim67
Reviewed August 14, 2017

While the pyramids of Giza are packed with tourists, not many venture just a few miles south to Memphis, an early capital of Egypt. In fact, we practically had the whole site to ourselves. But their loss can be your gain. You will be able...More

1  Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Memphis is small but really worth the visit as it's very close to Giza & Saqqara. If you take the tour early in the morning you can easily visit these 3 attractions in 3 hours depending on people and traffic. Strongly recommended to do it...More

Thank adrianlmarano
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This is a small site which houses some of the best preserved statues in Egypt. It is out of the way but we did it as a days trip while visiting Dahshur and Sakkara. The statue of Rameses II and the well preserved Sphinx are...More

Thank Caz C
Reviewed February 26, 2017

The Site house the Memphis museum which in turn house houses the Ramesses II statue. Also there are many other smaller statues dotting the site right out in the open, the most prominent one being an alabaster sphinx. My suggestion will be to give the...More

Thank Mayank A
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

This is an outdoor museum of sorts on the site of the old city. The big statue of Ramses II is covered to help protect it so be sure to see it. It does not take long to visit.

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Not to be confused with the home of Elvis this site allows inspection of some fine and extremely well preserved statues from close proximity. Entry is cheap at LE40 for adults and LE20 for students. Total time needed here, even with a guide, will be...More

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