Memphis egypt

Photo: Museum of Ancient Memphis - Egypt

Photo: Museum of Ancient Memphis - Egypt

A colossal statue of Ramses II, in the Open-Air Museum at Memphis, Egypt. This statue is so huge that they left it on the ground and built the museum around it. We felt very small on the balcony surrounding it.

A colossal statue of Ramses II, in the Open-Air Museum at Memphis, Egypt. This statue is so huge that they left it on the ground and built the museum around it. People felt very small on the balcony surrounding it.

Mummy portrait. Panel painting. Young woman. 2nd century AD. Memphis, Egypt. Roman times. Louvre Museum. Paris. France. Stock Photo

Mummy portrait. Panel painting. Young woman. 2nd century AD. Memphis, Egypt. Roman times. Louvre Museum. Paris. France. Stock Photo

Memphis Egypt.According to legends, Memphis – a city located south of Cairo – was founded around 3000 BC by the pharaoh Menes. It used to be the ancient capital of Lower Egypt and thrived as a cultural, commercial, religious and trading hub. The city was abandoned as the Roman Empire came into prominence, and consequently, the site fell into disrepair and became one of the great lost cities of the world.

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The god Ptah of Memphis. Picture taken in the small temple of Hathor at Mit Rahineh, Egypt.

Walk like an Egyptian: A guide to Memphis's Egypt connection on Roadtrippers

Walk like an Egyptian: A guide to Memphis's Egypt connection

Walk like an Egyptian: A guide to Memphis's Egypt connection road trip makes stops at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, Memphis Zoo , Brooks Museum of Art and others. Plan your road trip with Roadtrippers.

The Serapeum of Saqqara. Situated to the northwest of the Pyramid of Djoser, this particular serapeum is an underground tomb or necropolis located near Memphis, Egypt. It was built in the 13th century BCE during the reign of Ramesses II.  This enigmatic find turns out to be large stone “boxes” made out of granite blocks weighing between 50 and 100 tons. These huge masses of granite once served as very large coffins (sarcophagi), larger than is necessary to contain the average human body.

Demythologizing the Giant Stone Boxes of Egypt

The Serapeum of Saqqara. Situated to the northwest of the Pyramid of Djoser, this particular serapeum is an underground tomb or necropolis located near Memphis, Egypt. It was built in the 13th century BCE during the reign of Ramesses II. This enigmatic find turns out to be large stone “boxes” made out of granite blocks weighing between 50 and 100 tons. These huge masses of granite once served as very large coffins (sarcophagi), larger than is necessary to contain the average human body.

Walk like an Egyptian: A guide to Memphis's Egypt connection

Walk like an Egyptian: A guide to Memphis's Egypt connection

Walk like an Egyptian: A guide to Memphis's Egypt connection road trip makes stops at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, Memphis Zoo , Brooks Museum of Art and others.

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