Memphis Historical Site, Giza Governorate

World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Memphis Historical Site boasts ancient sculptures and funerary monuments. Compared to the Giza pyramids, this is a small and isolated site best seen with a guide who can provide historical context and information on numerous artifacts. Highlights include a colossal statue of a pharaoh, an alabaster Sphinx--less known than its famous counterpart in Giza--and a step pyramid, a smaller predecessor of Giza's pyramids. Use our Al Badrashin online route planner to visit Memphis Historical Site on your trip to Al Badrashin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Memphis was founded in 3000 BC and was the seat of royal power for over eight dynasties. Sadly, you won’t see any grandeur today. The open-air museum is somewhat underwhelming. Highlights include a...  more »
  • I've been here twice before about 20 years ago. The courtyard where the Alabaster Sphinx is located now has a row of souvenir vendors, which tells me that making money is more important than...  more »
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