Memphis | The Former Capital of United Egypt, 3100 BC

women with plants on heads

It takes about 90 minutes to get to the former capital of Egypt - Memphis. The drive was quite fascinating. You pass rural areas and the people are very busy going about their daily lives. The scenes we saw on the way were worth the drive alone.

This is definitely worth a visit. The major attraction is the colossal statue of Ramesses II pictured below. This is a huge statue and you can walk all the way around the statue and you are very close. Along with this incredible statue there are other interesting things to see. This was a good place to buy souvenirs as many of the vendors had things we had not seen elsewhere.