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The site of the early capital of Egypt has rock tombs and some statues.

The site of the early capital of Egypt has rock tombs and some statues.

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US$38.40*
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Private Tour: Memphis and Sakkara
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US$52.00*
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Half-Day Saqqara Pyramids and Memphis Tour from Cairo
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US$103.15*
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Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara with Lunch from Cairo

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Memphis and the necropolis at Saqqara. Worth it

Well worth the visit. We set off at 08:15hrs and went to the necropolis first. Here, I saw the first Egyptian pyramid (the step pyramid of Djoser) which is quite unlike those at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
Zadoo B
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Kitzingen, Germany
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I had mixed feelings in our visit in Memphis. On one side, the site is not very impressive, probably scarcely interesting for many people. On the other side, I am happy I was in one of the most critical places in ancient Egypt. I am happy I made it. By the way, as there are just a few tourists you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Memphis is a beautiful historical site with few statues remaining and sphinx from the ancient time when it used to be a Capital city. It is a small site with nice artifacts. Due to lack of tourists many of the souvenir shops on the site are closed. Unfortunately one has to travel through very poor and dirty areas outside Cairo... More 

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Thank Maggie1508
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We took a tour of Ancient Egypt with local company Memphis Tour. The tour manager, Islam Abdullah assisted us from the airport till we check in the Le Meridien Giza. Very well organized and professional tour company and personnel. He proof us that it is safe to travel to Cairo despite we were told by any friends that it's dangerous... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We did a tour of Cairo with a fantastic local company, Egypt Tailor Made, where we visited Mephistopheles Historical Site. We had a great guide, Leila, who explained the history to us of the area and walked us around. My suggestion is to use a trusted LOCAL company as a guide. I believe it's important to support the locals.

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Thank MissCasanave
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Well worth the visit. We set off at 08:15hrs and went to the necropolis first. Here, I saw the first Egyptian pyramid (the step pyramid of Djoser) which is quite unlike those at Giza and smaller. Then, I went into different tombs. Tombs of ministers and their daughters (Unas, Inefrt, Idut) which are, like Djoser`s pyramid, older than the pyramids... More 

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The statue tucked away in it's protective building is very impressive and nice to see the details of the head area up close. Incredible carving skills. However the remainder of Memphis is very forgettable. More aggressive vendors and just pray you don't need the toilet. It is something from a horror movie with a smell to match. And they have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

A small and isolated site which probably warrants and hours visit at most. I think a dedicated trip here particularly without a decent guide to place the site in its historical context would be a waste of time. Fortunately I had a very good guide and was doing this visit as part of a day trip to the region. The... More 

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Might not be the most impressive archeologic remains to be see in Egypt, but the collosal statue of Rameses II and the historical importance of the site are definitively worth the trip. You can spend 1h to 1.30h in Memphis on your way to Saqqara.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

There is a fantastic Collossus lying on its side in the museum. It is of RamsesII and is so smooth and beautiful. It is really wonderful to see the statue's detail which is much easier because there is a viewing platform all the way around. A much less famous Sphinx is in the gardens here. It is of alabaster and... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Once in a life time as that really is all that's needed. I had wanted to visit the pyramids since I was a child. However, I have to say they are a little disappointing. I'm unsure if this is because I toured the temples on a previous visit and they were amazing?? All in all. I'm glad I've been and... More 

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