Memphis

Memphis

Memphis was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. It was the capital of Ancient Egypt for over eight consecutive dynasties during the Old Kingdom. Memphis was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, as part of Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Giza Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptians

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Date of Inscription: 1979

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