Memphis City tour from Cairo, Memphis city Ruins

Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom. It was the place where many pharaohs lived and ruled the whole country. It also remained as an important city until the rise of Christianity.

Memphis is located in the south of the nile river delta on the west bank. It is around 20 Km far from Cairo. Memphis was built by the legendary king Menes. This was the king who unified Upper and lower Egypt for the first time into one united country. Memphis was a very imporant city during the Old Kingdom that several pharaohs decded to make it their burial place.

God Ptah was the main patron of the city and Memphis hosted his most important temple.

Now only ruins remain of the great city. The most important attraction in modern Memphis is the statue of Ramses II. Moreover, an alabaster sphinx is still there in Memphis.