The ancient capital of Egypt, Memphis, is now mostly buried under the modern city of Cairo. Many minor excavations that are done for building new roads, buildings, etc., as well as simply plowing a field, results in the rediscovery of artifacts dating to the time of the pharaohs ruling in Memphis. Any artifact found, whether by an archaeologist or a farmer, is the property of the Egyptian government, and no compensation is due to the finder. The Memphis Open Air Museum is where some of the statues found dating to the time of the pharaohs’ rule in Memphis have ended up.
We began by exploring the statues outside the building. There were quite a few statues of pharaohs wearing the White Cr...Read More