Memphis, Egyp

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Ruins o the pillared haw o Rameses II at Memphis
Memphis, Egyp is locatit in Egypt
Memphis, Egyp
Shawn within Egypt
Location Mit Rahina, Cairo Govrenorate, Egyp
Region Lawer Egyp
Teep Settlement
Bigger Unkent, wis already in existence during Iry-Hor's reign[1]
Foondit Possibly 31st century BC
Abandoned 7t century AD
Periods Early Dynastic Period tae Early Middle Ages
Offeecial name Memphis an its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields frae Giza tae Dahshur
Teep Cultural
Criterie i, iii, vi
Designatit 1979 (3rd session)
Reference no. 86
Region Arab States

Memphis (Arabic: منف‎‎ Manf  pronounced [mænf]; Greek: Μέμφις) wis the auncient caipital o Aneb-Hetch, the first nome o Lawer Egyp. Its ruins are locatit near the toun o Mit Rahina, 20 km (12 mi) sooth o Cairo.

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  1. P. Tallet, D. Laisnay: Iry-Hor et Narmer au Sud-Sinaï (Ouadi 'Ameyra), un complément à la chronologie des expéditios minière égyptiene, in: BIFAO 112 (2012), 381-395, available online