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Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 10th century
Date of Inscription: 2007
Location: Africa, Egypt, Governorate of Giza
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Description: Within the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt various magnificent funerary monuments can be found, among them: rock tombs, ornate mastabas, temples and pyramids. During ancient times, the site was deemed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Memphis was the ancient capital of the first nome of Lower Egypt, and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 2200 BC and later for shorter periods during the New Kingdom, and an administrative centre throughout ancient history. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Ineb Hedj ("The White Walls"). The name "Memphis" (Μέμφις) is the Greek deformation of the Egyptian name of Pepi I's (6th dynasty) pyramid, Men-nefer, which became ⲙⲉⲛϥⲉ Menfe in Coptic. The modern cities and towns of Mit Rahina, Dahshur, Saqqara, Abusir, Abu Gorab, and Zawyet el'Aryan, south of Cairo, all lie within the administrative borders of historical Memphis ( 29°50′58.8″N, 31°15′15.4″E). 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. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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