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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.
Dedicated to and named after the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, this large mosque was renovated many times over the
centuries and is distinguished by its tin dome. Sayeda Zeinab sought refuge in Egypt after the Ummayads slew her ...
Founded in 1858 by French archaeologist Auguste Mariette (whose tomb is in the museum's garden), the giant salmon colored building
was built in 1902 under Khedive Abbas II Helmi. Housing one of the world's greatest collections of Egyptian artifacts, ...
Often overlooked, this extensive collection of Islamic art was the brainchild of Khedive Tawfeek, son of Mohammed Ali Pasha, who
in the late 19th century sought a museum to protect Islamic artefacts from destruction. The museum occupies the ground ...