clumsyfool

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Remains of a once great imperial city

It really is sad. What once was the first great imperial city of ancient Egypt, is now reduced to a tiny open air museum. Founded about 3100 BC by king Menes (for those of you who don’t know their Egyptian history: this was the guy who united Upper and Lower Egypt), Memphis, Egypt‘s capital city during the Old Kingdom, still houses an great piece of ancient history. I mean that literally; the gigantic statue of Rameses II lies there, without legs, but still big enough to give a clear impression of how Rameses II saw himself. They actually built the building around the statue, because it was too large and heavy to transport…

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2 comments on “Remains of a once great imperial city

  1. Cathy Ulrich
    July 11, 2013

    Amazing, the detail in Ramses’ statue so many thousands of years later!

    • clumsyfool
      July 11, 2013

      I totally agree!
      I am so impressed by the ancient Egyptians. What they did without any real tools and at what scale is just amazing!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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