Over the last year, we have been working with AERA, USAID and the University of York to rediscover a lost city. This city, famous for its white walls, is where the name ‘Egypt’ originates. This city is Memphis. No, we don’t mean the American Memphis but the Egyptian Memphis which was the first official capital of ancient Egypt.
Azmy and Mai work at building a narrative through the artefacts at Mit Rahina Museum.
Our site is well-known for its museum. But now when you visit, it will be a different experience than any that you are used to. The museum and its artefacts are no longer silent objects, but tell you about the history, art, architecture, ceremonies, fashion and afterlife of this once great Egyptian capital. The museum then brings the city to life by providing you with a route around 8 of Memphis’ different sites.
We have been working hard to redevelop Memphis and show you the beauty of this magnificent city which has inspired people from all over the world both past and present. We are among many individuals who’ve been working to uncover Memphis’ many secrets. Dr David Jeffreys, for example, has been instrumental in the rebirth of Memphis, spending over 30 years studying its archaeology. Learn more about Dr Jeffreys’ work by watching him on YouTube.
We look forward to sharing with you the experience of being at Memphis.
Egypt’s Lost City is calling to you.