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Memphis or Hout-ka-Ptah.

Left Bank Of Nile River.

Near Cairo, Egypt.

George & Eve DeLange.

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Memphis is known to the Egyptians as "Hout-ka-Ptah" or "Castle of the Ka or Ptah". This could be the origin of the word Egypt from the greek word Aiguptios.

The ruins of the ancient city of Memphis are on the Left Bank of the Nile River about 19 miles south of Cairo.

The ruins of the pyramids of Giza and Saggara are the two main necropolises of Memphis and Memphis has played a key role in Egyptian history over the past 3000 years.

Memphis was founded by its 1st Dynasty king Menes or (Narmer).

Memphis is located between the Upper and Lower Egypt near the point of divergence of the Nile Delta. It gets its name from the Greek form of the Egyptian name Men-neter which was the abreviation of the name of the Pyramid Of Pepy I at Saggara.

It should be remembered that Memphis was the capital of Egypt and Giza and Saggara were suberbs to Memphis. It was also called Menufer by the Egyptians. Very little of its' greatness remains today!

You should visit Memphis before visiting any of the other sites in Egypt!

The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.

Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.

The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.

We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.

We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.

A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.

The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.

A third option is to fly directly to Luxor.

Luxor International Airport (IATA: LXR, ICAO: HELX) is the main airport serving the city of Luxor, Egypt. It is located about four miles (6km) east of the city.

Many charter airlines use the airport, as it is a popular tourist destination for those visiting the River Nile and the Valley of the Kings.

After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

We do this when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!

Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, or the Cairo area; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.

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Colossus Of Ramesses II.
Memphis or Hout-ka-Ptah Egypt.
Statue Of Ramesses II.
Memphis or Hout-ka-Ptah Egypt.

Largest Alabaster Sphinx Statue.
Carved From A Single Stone.

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Colossus Of Ramesses II.
Stood At
The Sanctuary Of Ptah.
Its Twin Stands At
The Railway Station
In Cairo
George DeLange
In Open Air Museum
Pointing To
Statue Of Ramesses II.
Open Air Museum
Stele Of Bees.
Open Air Museum Statue.
Largest
Alabaster Sphinx Statue.
4.5m high & 8 m long.
Carved From
A Single Stone.
This Alabaster
Sphinx Statue Flanked
The Entrance Of
The Temple Of Ptah.
Alabaster Sphinx Statue.Audrey DeLange
With
Alabaster Sphinx Statue.
At Open Air Museum.
Sarcophagus.Vendors In
Open Air Museum.

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