In my previous review, I've given some account generally on the historical site of the old capital of the Egypt, i.e. the Memphis. Now, I'd like to have some words on Memphis Museum in Cairo.
The trip from Cairo, since the nowadays Cairo is one real megapolis with almost 27 millions of inhabitants, both in narrower part of the city and in all suburbs, only takes 45 minutes, with 20 km to the south. It is founded in the First Dynasty (3100 before the Christ) by King Narmar. After the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, it became the capital city, and throughout the Old Kingdom, it remained the capital of Ancient Egypt. At times, it was extremely large city.
The name Memphis is derived from the Ancient Egyptian name called Min Nefer. The excavations on this site has continued for the last two hundreds years.
Here, we have got the local God of Memphis, called Ptah, the God of creation and workmen.
The most impressive of all the artefacts is for sure, a limestone colossus of the King Ramses II, about 10 meters long , but without the feet. Also, here we can see a giant alabaster Sphinx, weighing more than 80 tons. Not to forget, that there is, also the granite statues of King Ramses II and granite coffins and commemorative tablets.
Fee for entance is 21 LE.
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