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.
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