Memphis Historical Site, Giza Governorate

#7 of 19 in Historic Sites in Giza Governorate
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 Giza Governorate online route planner to visit Memphis Historical Site on your trip to Giza Governorate, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Approx 1.5 hr drive from downtown Cairo to Memphis – the ancient capital city when Upper and Lower Egypt was first merged. The main highlight here is the museum where the remains of a broken Ramses II...  more »
  • Memphis was the first capital of ancient Egypt. Now there is nothing left of the city but the open-air museum that have managed to set up is still very interesting, especially since it includes two absolute masterpieces such as the Colossus of Ramses II and the Sphinx in Alabaster.
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