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Helwan Governorate: Memphis Necropolis, Memphis, Egypt, Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid

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Published July 27th 2011
ISBN : 9781232561859
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30 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Memphis Necropolis, Memphis, Egypt, Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, BentMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Memphis Necropolis, Memphis, Egypt, Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid, Abusir, Helwan, Atfih, Zawyet elAryan, Pyramid of Amenemhat III, Helwan University, Abu Rawash, Abu Gorab, Dahshur, Pyramid of Neferefre, Pyramid of Djedkare-Isesi, Pyramid of Djedefre, Tomb of Horemheb, Egyptian sun temple, Pyramid of Unas, Mazghuna, Pyramid of Teti, White Pyramid, Mastabet el-Faraun, Pyramid of Neferirkare Kakai, Pyramid of Userkaf, Pyramid of Ameny Qemau, Gisr el-Mudir, Mortuary complex of Pepi I, Buried Pyramid, Massarah. Excerpt: Memphis (Arabic: Egyptian Arabic: Greek: ) was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Helwan, south of Cairo. According to legend related by Manetho, the city was founded by the pharaoh Menes around 3000 BC. Capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it remained an important city throughout ancient Mediterranean history. It occupied a strategic position at the mouth of the Nile delta, and was home to feverish activity. Its principal port, Peru-nefer, harboured a high density of workshops, factories, and warehouses that distributed food and merchandise throughout the ancient kingdom. During its golden age, Memphis thrived as a regional centre for commerce, trade, and religion. Memphis was believed to be under the protection of the god Ptah, the patron of craftsmen. Its great temple, Hut-ka-Ptah (meaning Enclosure of the ka of Ptah), was one of the most prominent structures in the city. The name of this temple, rendered in Greek as A o (Ai-gy-ptos) by the historian Manetho, is believed to be the etymological origin of the modern English name Egypt. The history of Memphis is closely linked to that of the country itself. Its eventual downfall is believed to be due to the loss o...