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Memphis was the capital of Egypt for thousands of years, but little remains of this once great city to attest to its glory. ... More
Memphis was the capital of Egypt for thousands of years, but little remains of this once great city to attest to its glory. Memphis was founded by the I Dynasty pharaoh Menes around 3100 BCE and destroyed after the Arab conquest in the 6th Century CE. Most of its treasures were looted or reused in other monuments and the sparse remains hardly warrant a special excursion. Worth seeing, however, are the colossal statue of Ramses II, alabaster sphinx of King Thutmose III and embalming slabs where the holy Apis bulls were mummified. Most of the artifacts have been gathered for display in a garden. A nominal admission fee is charged.
I took my wife to Cairo for our 40th Anniversary -- it was like being in a 3D postcard or an Indiana Jones movie. Nothing like we expected -- a lot of folks there speak English and the hotels actually have american style plumbing so don't waste your money on a chamber pot.
Contrary to what some people think the "vendors and opportunists" make the experience of Egypt more enjoyable. It is so disappointing to read that someone would travel to another country and complain about the culture of the native inhabitants.
So interesting to see up close what I had only seen in photos and movies. Did not realize that pyramid building was limited to a narrow time period. Street vendors and opportunists of all types mar the visitor's enjoyment of time spent there.
The construction, embellishment and restoration of the Religion Compound of Old Cairo is one of the most exciting and ambitious
projects to be embraced by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority today. The compound includes monuments from all three major monotheistic ...
As historic as it is massive, the Citadel complex is a must see attraction in Cairo. In fact, it's so
big, you can't help but see it when you get a glimpse of the Cairo skyline. Built by Salah ...
This picturesque and serene cemetery is one of the prettiest cemeteries in Egypt. The gravestones are wonderfully ornate with many
statues of angels, saints, doves, crosses and the like. The cemetery is within the Religion Compound. If you happy ...