A colossal statue of Ramses II, in the Open-Air Museum at Memphis, Egypt. This statue is so huge that they left it on the ground and built the museum around it. We felt very small on the balcony surrounding it.
The ancient city of Memphis Egypt was the political and administrative hub of the country, and nearby #Saqqara with its vast number of royal burial sites attests to the significance of the area. #Memphis #Giza #Egypt
#5 Memphis, Egypt. According to legends, Memphis – a city located south of Cairo – was founded around 3000 BC by the pharaoh Menes. It used to be the ancient capital of Lower Egypt and thrived as a cultural, commercial, religious and trading hub. The city was abandoned as the Roman Empire came into prominence, and consequently, the site fell into disrepair and became one of the great lost cities of the world.