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Memphis - Ancient Capital of Lower Egypt

Memphis was the ancient capital of Lower Egypt, and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation in 3100 BC by Menes, who united the two kingdoms of Egypt, until around 2200 BC and an administrative center throughout ancient history. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Ineb Hedj "The White Walls".  Memphis was also known in Ancient Egypt as Ankh Tawy "That which binds the Two Lands", thus stressing the strategic position of the city between Upper and Lower Egypt.

    Triad - The Ruins of Memphis, First Capital of Lower Egypt  The Sphinx of Memphis - The Ruins of Memphis, First Capital of Lower Egypt  Triangle Shaped Face - The Ruins of Memphis, First Capital of Lower Egypt  Imposing Statue of Ramesses II,  The Ruins of Memphis, First Capital of Lower Egypt

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