Memphis, Egyp

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Ruins o the pillared haw o Rameses II at Memphis
Memphis, Egyp is located in Egypt
Memphis, Egyp
Shawn within Egypt
LocationMit Rahina, Cairo Govrenorate, Egyp
RegionLawer Egyp
Coordinates29°50′41″N 31°15′3″E / 29.84472°N 31.25083°E / 29.84472; 31.25083Coordinates: 29°50′41″N 31°15′3″E / 29.84472°N 31.25083°E / 29.84472; 31.25083
BiggerUnkent, wis already in existence during Iry-Hor's reign[1]
FoonditPossibly 31st century BC
Abandoned7t century AD
PeriodsEarly Dynastic Period tae Early Middle Ages
Offeecial nameMemphis an its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields frae Giza tae Dahshur
Criteriai, iii, vi
Designatit1979 (3rd session)
Reference no.86
RegionArab States

Memphis (Arabic: منفManf  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