Join our optional tour while in Cairo, Egypt to Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Menes was the ruler of the first Egyptian dynasty and united the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt. This ancient city is now an open-air museum highlighted by the great standing statue of Ramses II and this incredible Sphinx statue. Most of the city is in ruin and but it remains known as one of the oldest and most important cities in ancient Egypt.
This week’s #g1photofriday was uploaded by user @airam94564 using the hashtag #gate1travel. This majestic photo was taken in Memphis, Egypt. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #gate1travel or #g1photofriday to be featured. Check out Gate 1 Travel’s Egypt trips here!