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  • Address: Mit Rahina Village, Cairo, Egypt
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 5pm (except during Ramadan)
  • Admission: Museum admission: 25 L.E.

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Memphis Tours

The city of Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt. It was the King's residence and the political and administrative center until around 2,200 BC. It had impressive fortifications and temples, largely to Ptah, the god of creation and artworks. Estimates of population vary from 6,000 to 30,000 but either way, it was one of the larger, if not the largest, cities of its era.

Archaeological digging in the area has uncovered a Temple of Ptah and sculptures, including a sphinx (smaller than the one at Giza but still impressive), and the Colossus of Ramses II. These are now housed in the outdoor Memphis Museum in Mit Rihina, the modern town in this area. In 1979, UNESCO designated the area a World Heritage Site.

Practical Info

The area where Memphis stood is located about 12 miles (20 km) south of Cairo where the Nile River divides to form its delta. The best way to get there is by organized tour or by hiring a private car and guide.

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Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Saqqara, Cairo, null
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Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Saqqara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Reviews

Explore the history of Egypt on your full-day tour of Cairo. See the amazing pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and Saqqara. With your knowledgeable guide you will learn ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.30
Giza pyramids Sphinx Sakkara and Memphis Day Tour from Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Giza pyramids Sphinx Sakkara and Memphis Day Tour from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Walk like an Egyptian in a Full Day tour to Giza pyramids,Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis with a private guide, private air conditioned transportation and all main ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $100.00
Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City, Cairo, Day Trips
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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

On this half day tour first see the Dahshur Pyramids where you will visit the Bent and Red Pyramids, next visit Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid of Zoser. ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.29
Private Full Day Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and City of Memphis, Giza, Half-day Tours
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Private Full Day Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and City of Memphis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

You can not come to visit Egypt without visiting the three pyramids! Discover the ancient Egyptian civilization and the magic of the desert. Also do not miss ...  Read more

Location: Giza, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Explore Memphis and Sakkara - Private 6-Hour Tour from Cairo, Cairo, Cultural Tours
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Explore Memphis and Sakkara - Private 6-Hour Tour from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On this tour you will explore oldest capital of the world, Memphis, and the oldest pyramids in the Pharaonic history with your Egyptologist, who will give your ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.60
Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Discover Memphis and Sakkara, two of Egypt's most important archaeological treasures. Sakkara is home to the oldest pyramid in Egypt, and Memphis was the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 - 4 hours

From USD $54.60
Day Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, and Memphis from Cairo, Cairo, Private ... 
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Day Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, and Memphis from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Step back in time to ancient Egypt on this day tour from Cairo. Egypt is still a mysterious country full of many secrets, such as the building of the pyramids ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Tour to Saqqara and Memphis and Dahshur with Tour Guide, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Tour to Saqqara and Memphis and Dahshur with Tour Guide

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Tour the ancient sites south of Cairo on a private day tour from Cairo. Follow your Egyptologist guide to the Pyramid of Zoser at Saqqara, the Bent Pyramid and ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Giza Saqqara and Memphis Guided Day Tour from Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Giza Saqqara and Memphis Guided Day Tour from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

In this tour you will visit the two pyramid sites (Giza and Saqqara) and the museum of the old capital of Memphis, which is the oldest capital of Egypt dating ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00
Half-Day Saqqara Pyramids and Memphis Tour from Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Half-Day Saqqara Pyramids and Memphis Tour from Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

View the pyramids and sites of early ancient Egypt on this enthralling half-day tour from Cairo. With an expert guide, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00

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