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

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

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

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

From USD $90.00
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 8 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
Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 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 $38.40
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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 4 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: Pyramids of Giza Memphis and Sakkara with Lunch, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Pyramids of Giza Memphis and Sakkara with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

A private day tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara including hotel pick up and drop off as well as lunch at a local restaurant. This tour ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.30
Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur with Egyptian Lunch from Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Day Tour to Memphis and Dahshur with Egyptian Lunch from Cairo

Enjoy this day tour to Memphis which was the oldest capital of Egypt. You will then be transferred to Dahshur to see the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid.

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

From USD $26.00
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $62.00
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 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

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: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Great Pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis Private Day Tour, Cairo, Half-day Tours
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Great Pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis Private Day Tour

A private day tour to visit the Giza plateau, the Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser at Saqqara and Memphis the hieroglyphic name is (Men-nefer) built by King ...  Read more

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

From USD $58.00
Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara with Lunch from Cairo, Cairo, Historical & Heritage ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara with Lunch from Cairo

Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara is for an entire day and you get to see a plenty of attractions along the way to the main points. With lunch ...  Read more

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

From USD $103.15

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