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Ancient Egypt's own Atlantis - the lost capital of Memphis was the most important city of the Pharaohs

Egypt is home to an ancient lost city and its own Atlantis.Once prosperous places are now covered with desert sands.

Memphis, about 11 miles south of Cairo, was once the first capital to unite Upper and Lower Egypt, but was eventually abandoned in the 7th century.

Recently,five of his tombs, thought to be at least 4,000 years old, were discovered nearby.

It was established around 3100 BC under the rule of his Menes Pharaoh, also known as Narmer. Menes was so influential that he created the first dynasty to rule Egypt for more than 2,500 years, making him one of the most famous and advanced ancient civilizations in the world. did.

Near Memphis (


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Estimates predict that the city is now in ruins It has been. The nearby village, once the world's most populous city, is inhabited only by its inhabitants. Once the modern city of Luxor was established, Memphis began to lose its influence, declining in importance until revived under the Persian invasion before falling again.

The site now stands as an important reminder of its once rich and important past, containing treasures and ancient wonders such as the Colossus of Ramesses displayed lying on its back .

Memphis, once a place of great importance, is now sandy, dusty, but important. It is an archaeological site (


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Stones were dismantled and nearby Much of the city was abandoned and could not survive, as it was repurposed into villages in and ever-expanding Cairo.

An Egyptian referrer said: "The colossal colossus of Ramesses II - displayed on its back, offering a unique view of its intricate detail - and the colossal alabaster sphinx monolith are two of the museum's highlights.

The nearby Lost World is the Necropolis of Saqqara, home to Egypt's oldest pyramids, eleven in all.

Nearby Saqqara serves Memphis as a necropolis (


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Saqqara served as a kind of burial ground for people of noble origin for about 3500 years. 85}

Egypt is steeped in history and was once the center of a highly ancient civilization, with pharaohs and incredible architecture revered all over the world that still fascinates visitors today. Reportedly, the Great Pyramids of Giza receives 14.7 million visitors each year.

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