I went to Memphis to see grandmother and Aunt Nannie.
Memphis was still important though declining at the time of the Moslem conquest.
Memphis, the Pharaonic capital, was on the west bank of the Nile, some 14 m.
It is served by the Southern, the Louisville & Nashville, the Seaboard Air Line, the Central of Georgia, the Alabama Great Southern (of the Queen & Crescent Route), the Illinois Central, the Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic, the Birmingham Southern (for freight only), and the Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham (Frisco system) railways.
The tablet of Canopus shows that there were two festivals of Bubastis, the great and the lesser: perhaps the lesser festival was!held at Memphis, where the quarter called Ankhto contained a temple to this goddess.
Memphis was the chief city of the 1st nome of Lower Egypt; in its early days it was known as "the white walls" or the "white wall," a name which clung to its citadel down to Herodotus's day.
west of Cairo, are the largest of the many pyramids and other monuments, including the famous Sphinx, built in the neighborhood of Memphis.
The Service of Antiquities now boasts a large annual budget and employs a number of European and native officialsa director, curators of the museum, European inspectors and native sub-inspectors of provinces (at Luxor for Upper Egypt and Nubia, at Assiut for Middle Egypt and the Fayum, at Mansura for Lower Egypt, besides a European official in charge of the government excavations at Memphis).
Starting from Cairo and going southward we have first the great pyramid-field, with the necropolis of Memphis as its centre; stretching from Abfl Rosh on the north to Lisht on the south, it is followed by the pyramid group of Dahshur, the more isolated pyramids of Medum and Illahun, and that of Hawgra in the Fayum.
On the east bank are the limestone quarries of Turra arid Masara opposite Memphis.
Aramaic papyri written principally by Jews of the Persian period (5th century B.C.) have been found at Syene and Memphis.
Brugschs derivation from Hakeptah, a name of the northern capital, Memphis, though attractive, is i~inconfirmed.
The chief of these was limestone of varying degrees of fineness, composing the cliffs which lined the valley from the apex of the Delta to the neighborhood of El Kab; the best quality was obtained on the east side opposite Memphis from the quarries of Turra and Masgra.
Lower Egypt, comprising the Delta and its borders, formed the North Land, To-meh, and reached up the valley to lnclude Memphis and its province or nome, while the remainder of the Egyptian Nile valley was the South, Shema (~MWEngels).
During the XXVth and XXVIth Dynasties silver of the treasury of Harshafe (at Heracleopolis Magna) was commonly prescribed in contracts, and in the reign of Darius we hear of silver of the treasury of Ptah (at Memphis).
Only in two tnces, however, did a local god ever obtain wide acceptance se capacity of demiurge: Ptah of Memphis, who was famed n artist and master-builder, and Khnum of Elephantine, was said to have moulded mankind on the potters wheel.
Serapis was a god imported by the first Ptolemy from Sinope on the Black Sea, who soon lost his own identity by assimilation with Osiris-Apis, the bull revered in Memphis.
Worshipped in Memphis, he perhaps owed his importance more to the political prominence of that town than to anything else.
48) shows no life or observation; and only occasionally the artist triumphed over the stone-worker, as in the portrait of Bantanta at Memphis, which is precisely like another head of her found in Sinai.
The limestone school was probably the next best, to judge from the reliefs, but hardly any statues of this school have survived; it probably was seated at Memphis.
The principal remaining buildings are part of a court at Memphis, the second temple at Abydos, and the six Nubian temples of Bet el-Wgli, Jerf Husein, Wadi es-Sebtia, Derr, and the grandest of allthe rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel, with its neighboring temple of Hathor.
nominally the beginning Df the rise of the Nile, was the beginning of the year, and as the ~ile commences to rise very regularly at about the date of the annual heliacal rising of the conspicuous dog-star Sothis (Sirius~ (which itself follows extremely closely the slow retrogression af the Julian year), the primitive astronomers found in the heliacal rising of Sothis as observed at Memphis (on July 9 Julian) a very correct and useful, starting-point for the seasonal year.
south of Memphis.
The land held in the name of different deities is estimated at about 15% of the whole of Egypt; various temples of Ammon owned two-thirds of this, Re of Heliopolis and Ptah of Memphis being the next in wealth.
Heracleopolis Magna, however, with its petty king Pefteuaubasti, held out against Tefnakht, and Pankhi coming to its aid not only drove Tefnakht out of Middle Egypt, but also captured Memphis and received the submission of the princes and chiefs; in all these included four kings and fourteen other chiefs.
Tirhaka was energetic in opposing the Assyrian advance, but in 670 B.C. Esarhaddon defeated his army on the border of Egypt, captured Memphis with the royar harem and took great spoil.
At the head of these was Necho (Niku), king of Sais and Memphis, father of Psammetichus, the founder of the XXVIth Dynasty.
Upper Egypt, however, was loyal to Tirhaka, and even at Memphis the burial of an Apis bull was dated by the priests as in.
His nephew Tandamane, received by the Upper country with acclamations, besieged and captured Memphis, Necho being probably slain in the encounter.
Psammetichus (Psammtk), 664610 B.C., the son of Necho, succeeded his father as a vassal of Assyria in his possessions of ~ h Memphis and Sais, allied himself with Gyges, king of Dynty.
Aided by an Athenian force, Inaros slew the satrap Achaemenes at the battle of Papremis and destroyed his army; but the garrison of Memphis held out, and a fresh host from Persia raised the siege and in turn besieged the Greek and Egyptian forces on the island of Papremis.
For the following reigns Egyptian documents hardly exist, but some papyri written in Aramaic have been found at Elephantine and at Memphis.
Nekhtnebf, instead of endeavouring to relieve them, retreated to Memphis and fled thence to Ethiopia, 340 (?) B.C.
He visited Memphis, founded Alexandria, and went on pilgrimage to the oracle of Ammon (Oasis of Siwa).
3 In Egypt, he superseded the sage Imhotep at Memphis, and at the temple sacred to Aesculapius and Hygieia at Ptolemais the money-box has been found with the upper part in the form of a great snake .4 Finally among the Phoenicians he was identified with Eshmun, an earlier god of healing, who in turn was already closely associated with Dionysus and with Caelestis-Astarte.'
MEMPHIS, a port of entry and the largest city of Tennessee, U.S.A., and the county-seat of Shelby county, on the Mississippi river, in the S.W.
Five miles from Memphis is a National Cemetery.
Memphis is the see of a Protestant Episcopal bishopric. The city is supplied with water from more than eighty artesian wells, having an average depth of about 400 ft.
Owing to its situation at the head of deep water navigation on the Mississippi, Memphis has become a leading commercial city of the southern states; its trade in cotton, lumber, groceries, mules and horses is especially large.
Late in the 17th century the French built a fort on the site of Memphis, and during most of the 18th century this site was held either by the French or the Spanish.
By a treaty of the 19th of October 1818, negotiated by General Andrew Jackson and General Isaac Shelby, the Chickasaws ceded all their claims east of the Mississippi, and early in 1819 Memphis was laid out in accordance with an agreement entered into by John Overton (1766-1833), Andrew Jackson and James Winchester (1752-1826), the proprietors of the land.
Memphis was incorporated as a town in 1827, and in 1849 was chartered as a city.
Near Memphis, on the 6th of June 1862, a Union fleet of 9 vessels and 68 guns, under Commander Charles Henry Davis (1807-77), defeated a Confederate fleet of 8 vessels and 28 guns under Commander J.
Keating, History of the City of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee (Syracuse, 1888); James Phelan, History of Tennessee (Boston, 1889).
The remainder of his life he spent at Canopus, and Tro y near Memphis, where he died at the age of ninety-five.
It is served by the Kansas City Fort Scott & Memphis (St Louis & San Francisco system) and the Missouri Kansas & Texas railways.
Perhaps the most important work which the School has accomplished has been the investigation of the site of Memphis (q.v.) The extent as well as the chronological order of Professor Petrie's excavations may best be shown by a list of his works.
(1903); Ehnasya (1904); Egyptians in Sinai and Researches in Sinai (1906); Gizeh and Rifeh (1907); Athribis (1908); Memphis and Qurneh (1909).
Tirhakah, who had reoccupied Egypt, fled to Ethiopia, and the Assyrian army spent forty days in ascending the Nile from Memphis to Thebes.
Memphis was taken by assault and the Assyrian troops driven out of the country.
He contrived to get possession of Alexander's body which was to be interred with great pomp by the imperial government and placed it temporarily in Memphis.
In the decisive battle at Pelusium the Egyptians were beaten, and shortly afterwards Memphis was taken.
The city is served by the Baltimore & Ohio South-Western, the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis, the Louisville, Henderson & St Louis, the Illinois Central, the Chicago, Indiana & Louisville, the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis, the Southern and the Louisville & Nashville railways; by steamboat lines to Memphis, Cairo, Evansville, Cincinnati and Pittsburg; by an extensive system of inter-urban electric lines; and by ferries to Jeffersonville and New Albany, Indiana, two attractive residential suburbs.
Pasht, the cat, was the god of Bubastis; Apis, the bull, of Memphis; Hapi, the wolf, of Sioot; Ba, the goat, of Mendes.
It is situated at the intersection of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, and the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis ("Frisco System") railways, in the midst of a lead a: d zinc region, extremely valuable deposits of these metals having been discovered in 1877.
That branch of the Southern railway extending from Chattanooga to Memphis was formerly the Memphis & Charleston, under which name it became famous in the American Civil War.
Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville are ports of entry.
The principal cities of the state, with population for 1910, are Memphis, 131,105; Nashville, 110,364; Chattanooga, 44,604 and Knoxville, 36,346.
Other institutions of higher learning, not under the control of the state, are: the University of Nashville (non-sect., 1785); Washington and Tusculum College (non-sect., 1794), at Greenville; Maryville College (Presbyterian, 1819), at Maryville; Cumberland University (Presbyterian, 1842), at Lebanon; Burritt College (non-sect., 1848), at Spencer; Hiwassee College (non-sect., 1849), at Sweetwater; Bethel College (Presbyterian 1850), at McKenzie; Carson and Newman College (Baptist, 1851), at Jefferson City; Walden University (Methodist, 1866), at Nashville; Fisk University (Congregational, 1866), at Nashville; University of Chattanooga (Methodist, 1867), at Chattanooga; University of the South (Protestant Episcopal, 1868), at Sewanee; King College (Presbyterian, 1869), at Bristol; Christian Brothers College (Roman Catholic, 1871), at Memphis; Knoxville College (United Presbyterian, 1875), at Knoxville; Milligan College (Christian, 1882), at Milligan; South-western Presbyterian College (1885), at Clarkville; and Lincoln Memorial University (non-sect., 1895), at Cumberland Gap.
The present site of Memphis may be the point where the Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, reached the Mississippi river, but this cannot be determined with certainty.
Father Marquette in his voyage down the Mississippi camped upon the western border, and La Salle built Fort Prud'homme upon the Chickasaw Bluffs, probably on the site of Memphis, in 1682, but it was abandoned, then rebuilt, and again abandoned.
Memphis, founded in 1819, was thought as late as 1832 to be in Mississippi, and not until 1837 was the southern boundary, which according to the North Carolina cession was 35°, finally established.'
In common with other river towns, the disorderly element in Memphis was large, and the gamblers, robbers and horse thieves were only suppressed by local vigilance committees.
Grant next ascended the Tennessee river to Pittsburg Landing with the intention of capturing the Memphis & Charleston railway, and on the 6th-7th of April defeated the Confederates in the battle of Shiloh.
10 in the Mississippi on the 7th of April opened the river as far south as Memphis, which was captured in June.
churchy organ and Memphis influenced horns give the whole performance an appropriate musical setting.
In 1892 Church's friend, Tom Moss, a grocer from Memphis, was lynched by a white mob.
Christopher Coplans went to Memphis to sample Elvis country - and a deep fried peanut butter and jelly... At liberty to visit NYC?
slap bass, King Memphis delivers a hip shakin ' beat that keeps fans dancing all night long.
Today Memphis is a smallish enclosed park, littered with broken statuary, amid groves of dusty, spiky palm trees.
For Spring 2001, we add a lighter shade of blue called Memphis to our traditional threesome - Ecru, Black and Nashville blue.
At Memphis (44) the shekel is scarcely known, and a 1/2 mina weight was there converted into another standard (of 200).
place of Apis (?), a name given to the site of the Serapeum at Memphis), but there is little doubt that Ptolemy Soter fixed the iconic type to serve for the god of the new capital of Egypt, where it was soon associated with Isis and Harpocrates in a triad.
So too the bull of Apis frol dack animal with white spots) was during its lifetime regarded tra(reincarnation of Ptah, the local god of Memphis, and similarly not Mnevis and Bacis bulls were accounted to be the living in s Es of Etom of Heliopolis and of Re of Hermonthis respec- cen ly; these latter cults are certainly secondary, for Ptah of 1 iself was never, either early or late, depicted otherwise than 0th iuman form, as a mummy or as a dwarf; and Etom and Re Hoi but different names of the sun-god.
The IVth to VIth Dynasties are best known by the series of pyramids (see PYRAMID) in the region of Memphis.
The chief monuments of the period - are certain inscribed tombs at Assifit; it appears that one of the kings, whose praenomen was Miker, supported by a fleet and army from Upper Egypt, and especially by the prince of Assiflt, was restored to his paternal city of Heracleopolis, from which he had probably been driven out; his pyramid, however, was built in the old royal necropolis at Memphis.
Thebes and Ammon and the traditions of the Empire savoured too much now of the Ethiopian; the priests of1 the Memphite and Deltaic dynasty thereupon turned deliberately for their models to the times of the ancient supremacy of Memphis, and the sculptures and texts on tomb and temple had to conform as closely as possible to those of the Old Kingdom.
When he abandoned the siege and returned to Syria, Philometor, whom he had established at Memphis, was reconciled with his brother, being convinced of his protector's duplicity by the fact that he left a Syrian garrison in Pelusium.
Among the prominent buildings are the United States Government building, the county Court house, Cotton Exchange, Business Men's Club, Goodwyn Institute, containing an auditorium and the public library, the Cossett Free Library, Grand Opera House, Lyceum Theatre, Auditorium, Gayoso Hotel, Memphis Evening Scimitar building, the Union and Planters' Bank and Trust Company building, Equitable building, Memphis Trust building, Tennessee Trust building, the Bank of Commerce, Woman's building (containing offices for business women), Masonic Temple, Odd Fellows' building and the Commercial Appeal building.
In 1891 a new city charter was, obtained, and in 1907 the "Houston plan" (see Houston, Texas) was adopted for Memphis by the state legislature.
Memphis, founded in 1819, was thought as late as 1832 to be in Mississippi, and not until 1837 was the southern boundary, which according to the North Carolina cession was 35Ã‚°, finally established.'
After the war was over the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
The next two letters mention her visit in January to her relatives in Memphis, Tennessee.
While at Memphis she went over one of the large Mississippi steamers.
Nancy was not a good child when I went to Memphis.
Nancy was a bad child when I went to Memphis she cried loud, I whipped her with a stick.
Teacher and I went to Memphis to see aunt Nannie and grandmother.
I will come to Memphis again to see Mr. Farris and Mrs. Graves and Mr. Mayo and Mr. Graves.
Aunt Ev. has gone to Memphis.
The other day a friend brought her a new doll from Memphis, and I thought I would see if I could make Helen understand that she must not break it.
We had a splendid time in Memphis, but I didn't rest much.
The stores in Memphis are very good, and I managed to spend all the money that I had with me.
I am going to Memphis to see them soon, and they will hug and kiss me.
Dr. Keller met us in Memphis.
During the Memphis race riots in 1866 Mary 's father was shot in the head and left for dead.
Elvis Presley 's 1954 Memphis sessions for Sam Phillips 's Sun Records produced arguably the first rockabilly recordings.
With Vintage guitars and the upright slap bass, King Memphis delivers a hip shakin ' beat that keeps fans dancing all night long.
In a University of Memphis clinical study, the root extract was taken for 12 weeks.
The King of Rock 'n' Roll died at his home (Graceland) in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 16, 1977, of an apparent heart attack that may or may not have been brought on by long-time drug use.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee to parents Randall Timberlake and Lynn Bomar, Justin Timberlake grew up in a small town north of Memphis.
As to the reason why Freeman was traveling down south, well, he hails from Memphis, Tennessee and owns the Ground Zero Blues Club located in Clarksdale (considered the birthplace of the Blues), Mississippi.
Making a surprise visit to the set of 48 Hours, Johnny Depp speaks out for the "West Memphis Three."
In 1993, authorities found three eight-year-old boys brutally murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas.
To read an overview of the case, visit the West Memphis Three website.
As Johnny Depp speaks out for the "West Memphis Three," other celebrities have already done so on behalf of the men, including actor Winona Ryder and rocker Henry Rollins.
Rollins release an album in 2002 in which all the proceeds were donated to the defense fund of the "West Memphis Three" titled Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three.
Target's Target House provides 98 fully furnished apartments to families and patients who need long-term treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, at no cost to the families.
Memphis Mississippi riverboats offer an array of different cruises along the Mississippi River.
In addition, starting in spring 2011, there will be cruises that will take you from New Orleans to Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of seven nights.
Starting in May of 2011, river cruises to Memphis from New Orleans will be available again thanks to Cruise-West of Seattle and the Spirit of America.
When it comes to steamboat cruises, Memphis to New Orleans could be the voyage of a lifetime.
When a steamboat cruises Memphis to New Orleans down the Mississippi River, it gives passengers the ability to soak up the culture, listen to jazz under the stars and stop to learn about areas along the river's path.
Memphis, TN: The home of Elvis Presley and starting point of the cruise, you'll get a feel for real southern music.
If you get to town before it's time to set sail, you can check out the Center for Southern Folklore, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, the Beale Street Historical District, and more, and for free.
In recent years, it has been difficult to find steamboat cruises that travel from Memphis to New Orleans.
According to Memphis River Front, however, it looks like things could change as early as May 2011 thanks to Seattle-based Cruise West and the Spirit of America.
Prior to 2011's cruises, there was the Majestic America Line that hosted many of the Memphis to New Orleans cruises.
Steamboat cruises, Memphis to New Orleans especially, are not easy to find because of the lack of steamboats that can accommodate overnight passengers.
If you are looking to book a Mississippi River cruise from Memphis, prepare for slim pickings.
The economic crisis has made finding sailings on the Mighty Mississippi from Memphis an extremely challenging proposition.
The Seattle-based business offered seven-night Mississippi River cruises from Memphis to New Orleans and back, as well as a Memphis to Nashville route.
Bookings for the highly anticipated Mississippi River cruises to and from Memphis continued up until the summer of 2010.
Despite the demise of Cruise West, cruise fans can still sail the Mighty Mississippi from Memphis.
Memphis Riverboats is an institution in Tennessee.
Sightseeing cruises: These popular sailings run daily from Memphis.
Dinner cruises: Memphis Riverboats also offer dinner cruises that last about three hours.
Memphis Riverboats also offers a romantic Valentine's Day cruise and an exciting 4th of July cruise, which includes watching fireworks explode over the Mighty Mississippi.
Charter: These private sailings offered by Memphis Riverboats are ideal for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and office parties.
Mississippi River cruises from Memphis are rare, especially if you are looking for an overnight sailing.
If you are determined to sail the Mighty Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans, St. Louis or St. Paul, then you might consider chartering your own vessel.
Catherines started out with a single Memphis store.
The soundtrack for the newest Madden game includes chart-topping musicians with tracks from Foo Fighters, Godsmack, RevRun, Fall Out Boy and rap artist Memphis Bleek.
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Bartonella henselae is uncommon or absent in cold climates, which fleas have difficulty tolerating, but prevalent in warm, humid places such as Memphis, Tennessee, where antibodies were found in 71 percent of the cats tested.
The company head office is located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Other styles include the Dawson hobo, satchel, and zip top and Memphis hobo and zip top.
While you may not find many Memphis Zoo coupons as you might like, there are other ways to receive reduced admission to this great attraction.
Established in 1906, the Memphis Zoo has been a part of the Overland Park area for more than 100 years.
The Memphis Zoo is one of only four facilities in the U.S. to feature these beautiful and endangered creatures.
Start your search for Memphis Zoo coupons and discounts on the facility's website.
At press time of September, 2010, Memphis Zoo members were allowed to bring a non-member guest for half-price.
If you're an out-of-state visitor with a family membership to another zoo in this network, you'll receive reduced admission at the Memphis Zoo.
The series is set in Memphis, Tennessee at Lancer University.
Grey Memphis Model # GM100: This is a very rare watch to find and can garner about $1200.00.
'The Memphis Sessions' came out in 1988, featuring some smooth instrumental works and mellow vocals resulting in a number 3 position and platinum status.
Rock music simply didn't exist until Johnny Cash, along with his contemporaries at Memphis' Sun Records like Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, began experimenting with blends of country music and R&B.
Although the band formed in Memphis, Tennessee, their sound is anything but country.
A major milestone in the Elvis Presley biography came in 1946, when his family moved to Memphis.
Despite failing to wow his music teachers, Elvis became more and more engrossed in music, especially Memphis' thriving blues scene centered on the now legendary Beale Street.
In 1953, Elvis paid a visit to Memphis' Sun Studios to record a record as a present for his mother.
His Memphis Graceland home remains a mecca for music fans from all over the world.
His interest in these genres of music only increased when the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and he immersed himself in the burgeoning blues scene on Beale Street.
Elvis also found a like-minded music friend in Sam Phillips, owner of Memphis' Sun Studios.
Elvis wandered into Memphis' famed Sun Studios and dropped this track, which just happened to have the right recipe for what we now call rock and roll.
Since the state is home to two major American music cities, Memphis and Nashville, it should come as no surprise that musicians from Tennessee have figured prominently in music history for decades.
Rivaling Nashville's importance to music is Memphis.
Memphis is often called the "birthplace of the blues," and while some argue that blues was also going strong in New Orleans and Chicago, Memphis' Beale Street was - and is - the center of blues culture.
Some might also say rock and roll was born in Memphis.
In the 1960s, Memphis helped launch a new music revolution - Southern soul.
Taking inspiration from the success of Detroit-based Motown, Memphis label Stax Records put a Southern spin on the pop-soul coming from the North.
Southern soul - or Memphis soul, as it is sometimes called - had a rougher edge than Motown.
Memphis is a 25 year old L.A. boy who works in a field called Mixology, which is similar to bartending.
Police Women of Memphis is a documentary-style reality TV show on TLC that follows four female police officers in Memphis, Tennessee.
Police Women of Memphis is just one in a series of reality shows that TLC has created featuring female police officers in various cities.
The female officers of the Memphis series all work for the Memphis Police Department (MPD).
Her father was a lieutenant with the Memphis Fire Department.
She grew up in Memphis and tried several other career paths before settling on law enforcement.
To find out more about Police Women of Memphis and all of the other installments in the Police Women franchise, visit the show's official site at TLC.com.
Memphis offers southern hospitality, soul music, a wide range of sports and, of course, barbecue.
To the native Egyptians Alexander appeared as a deliverer from the Persian tyranny, and he sacrificed piously to the gods of Memphis.
The principal lines are the Illinois Central, the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley, the Southern, the Mobile & Ohio, the New Orleans & North-eastern, the Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham, the Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City, the Alabama & Vicksburg, and the Gulf & Ship Island.
Hernando de Soto and a body of Spanish adventurers crossed the Tombigbee river, in December 1540, near the present city of Columbus, marched through the north part of the state, and reached the Mississippi river near Memphis in 1541.
He failed to take Alexandria, where the people set up the younger brother of Philometor, Ptolemy Eurgetes, as king, but he left Philometor as his ally installed at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, the capital of Egypt through most of its early history, now represented by the rubbish mounds at Bedreshen on the W.
As the chief seat of the worship of Ptah, the artisan god (Hephaestus), Memphis must have existed from a very remote time.
Various dynasties had their ancestral seats elsewhere and individual kings built their palaces and pyramids at some distance up or down the valley, but Memphis must have been generally the centre of the government and the largest city in Egypt until the New Empire (Dyns.
The government of the Persian satrap was seated in Memphis.
At Saqqara, opposite Memphis itself, the steppyramid of Zoser of the IIIrd Dynasty, several pyramids of the Vth and VIth Dynasties, and innumerable mastaba-tombs of the Old Kingdom, are crowded together in the cemetery.
Flinders Petrie began the systematic exploration of the ruins of Bedreshen, and in three seasons cleared up much of the topography of the ancient city, identifying the mound of the citadel and palace, a foreign quarter, &c. Among his finds not the least interesting is a large series of terra-cotta heads representing the characteristic features of the foreigners who thronged the bazaars of Memphis.
In the Old Testament Memphis is mentioned under the names of Moph (Hos.
Flinders Petrie, Memphis I.
and The Palace of Apries (Memphis II.) (London, 1909).
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1.2 American Cotton Good middling Memphis.
They are used on a very large scale in the vicinity of oil mills in southern cities like Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, and Little Rock, from Soo to s000 cattle being often collected in a single yard for this purpose.
Astarte was introduced also into Egypt and had her temple at Memphis.
It is a basalt stele inscribed in hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek with a decree of the priests assembled at Memphis in favour of Ptolemy V.
Both Baal and Astarte were venerated in Egypt at Thebes and Memphis in the XIXth Dynasty, and the former, through the influence of the Aramaeans who borrowed the Babylonian spelling Bel, ultimately became known as the Greek Belos who was identified with Zeus.
Again the garrisons in the chief cities, such as Sardis, Babylon, Memphis Pelusium and Susa, were under commands distinct from those of the provinces.
of Memphis, Tennessee.
Beauregard, and was made the centre of the new line along the Memphis & Charleston railway, "the great East and West artery of the Confederacy."
It must suffice, therefore, to record the Pharaoh's simple girdle (with or without a tunic) from which hangs the lion's tail, or the tail-like band suspended from the extremity of his head-dress (above), or the panther or leopard skin worn over the shoulders by the high priest at Memphis, subsequently a ceremonial dress of men of rank.
From Meroe to Memphis the commonest subject carved or painted in the interiors of the temples is that of some contemporary Phrah or Pharaoh worshipping the presiding deity with oblations of gold and silver vessels, rich vestments, gems, the firstlings of the flock and herd, cakes, fruits, flowers, wine, anointing oil and incense.
The Egyptian frontier was crossed on the 3rd of Tammuz (June), and Tirhaka, at the head of the Egyptian forces, was driven to Memphis after fifteen days of continuous fighting, during which the Egyptians were thrice defeated with heavy loss and Tirhada himself was wounded.
On the 22nd of the month Memphis was entered by the victorious army and Tirhaka fled to the south.
At the time when invasions by the Assyrians drove out the Ethiopian Taracus again and again, the chief of the twenty princes to whom Esarhaddon and Assur-bani-pal successively entrusted the government was Niku, king of Sais and Memphis.
Although the main seat of government was at Memphis, Sais remained the royal residence throughout this flourishing dynasty.
Having taken Farama (Pelusium), he advanced to Misr, north of the ancient Memphis, and besieged it and the strong fortress of Babylon for seven months.
The answer to that question must come, if it come at all, from what we now speak of as prehistoric archaeology; the monuments from Memphis and Nippur and Nineveh, covering a mere ten thousand years or so, are the records of recent history.
Much of the old town caved into the river, and during the Civil War it was burned by the Federal forces soon after the capture of Memphis.
APIS or Hapis, the sacred bull of Memphis, in Egyptian Hp, Hape, Hope.
Greek and Roman authors have much to say about Apis, the marks by which the black bull-calf was recognized, the manner of his conception by a ray from heaven, his house at Memphis with court for disporting himself, the mode of prognostication from his actions, the mourning at his death, his costly burial and the rejoicings throughout the country when a new Apis was found.
Mariette's excavation of the Serapeum at Memphis revealed the tombs of over sixty animals, ranging from the time of Amenophis III.
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This very considerable success thrust back Johnston's whole line to New Madrid, Corinth and the Memphis & Charleston railway.
Mitchel with a division was sent straight southwards from the same place to cut the Memphis & Charleston line.
Thus the first campaign of the western armies, completed by the victory of the gunboat flotilla at Memphis (June 6), cleared the Mississippi as far down as Vicksburg, and compelled the Confederates to evacuate the Cumberland and a large portion of the Tennessee basins.
Sherman from Memphis, and a force from Helena on the Arkansas side, failed, owing to Pemberton's prompt retirement to Oxford, Mississippi, and complications brought about by the intrigues of an able but intractable subordinate, McClernand, induced Grant to make a complete change of plan.
One corps of the Army of the Tennessee was detached to cover the Memphis & Charleston railway.
The number of published weights did not exceed 600 of all standards in 1880; but the collections from Naucratis (28), Defenneh (29) and Memphis (44) have supplied over six times this quantity, and of an earlier age than most other examples, while existing collections have been more thoroughly examined.
The Hebrew "shekel of the sanctuary" is familiar; the standard volume of the apet was secured in the dromus of Anubis at Memphis (35); in Athens, besides the standard weight, twelve copies for public comparison were kept in the city; also standard volume measures in several places (2); at Pompeii the block with standard volumes cut in it was found in the portico of the forum (33); other such standards are known in Greek cities (Gythium, Panidum and Trajanopolis) (11, 33); at Rome the standards were kept in the Capitol, and weights also in the temple of Hercules (2); the standard cubit of the Nilometer was before Constantine in the Serapaeum, but was removed by him to the church (2).
The main series on which we shall rely here are those -- (1) from Assyria (38) about 800 B.C.; (2) from the eastern Delta of Egypt (29) (Defenneh); (3) from western Delta (28) (Naucratis); (4) from Memphis (44) -- all these about the 6th century B.C., and therefore before much interference from the decreasing coin standards; (5) from Cnidus; (6) from Athens; (7) from Corfu; and (8) from Italy (British Museum) (44).
It is scarcer at Defenneh (29) and rare at Memphis (44).
Two other marked weights are from Memphis (44), showing 201.8 and 196.4, and another Egyptian 191.4.
In Egypt the mean value at Naucratis (29) was 66.7, while at Defenneh (29) and Memphis (44) -- probably rather earlier -- it was 67.0.
(44) a great amount of material of weighings of weights of Troy (supplied by Dr Schliemann's kindness), Memphis, at the British Museum, Turin, &c.
It is here that Busiris enters into the circle of the myths and parerga of Heracles, who had arrived in Egypt from Libya, and was seized and bound ready to be killed and offered at the altar of Zeus in Memphis.
All shrines of Osiris were called P-usiri, but the principal city of the name was in the centre of the Delta, capital of the 9th (Busirite) nome of Lower Egypt; another one near Memphis (now Abusir) may have helped the formation of the legend in that quarter.
Steamer service is maintained the year round between this point and Memphis.
He appears at the head of the lists not only in Herodotus and Manetho, but also in the native Turin Papyrus of Kings and the lists of Abydos, while the list of Sakkara begins with the sixth king of the 1st Dynasty, a fact which may throw some doubt on the supposed foundation of Memphis by Menes.
Sethe, "Menes and die Grundung von Memphis," in his Untersuchungen zur Geschichte and Alterthumskunde Aegyptens, iii.
The pyramid-fields of Memphis and Sakkara, and the necropolis of Meydum, and those of Abydos and Thebes were examined; the great temples of Dendera and Edfu were disinterred; important excavations were carried out at Karnak, Medinet-Habu and Deir el-Bahri; Tanis (the Zoan of the Bible) was partially explored in the Delta; and even Gebel Barkal in the Sudan.
His chief published works are: Le Serapeum de Memphis (18J7 and following years); Denderah, five folios and one 4to (1873-1875) Abydos, two folios and one 4to (1870-1880); Karnak, folio and 4to (1875); Deir el-Bahari, folio and 4to (1877); Listes geographiques des p_ y lones de Karnak, folio (1875); Catalogue du Muse'e de Boulaq (six editions 1864-1876); A percu de l'histoire d'Egypte (four editions, 1864-1874, &c.); LesMastabas de l'ancien empire (edited by Maspero) (1883).
Though there were never any regular colonies of Phoenicians in Egypt, the Tyrians had a quarter of their own in Memphis (Herod.
It has an active river trade with St Louis, Memphis and New Orleans, and five railway outlets - the Missouri Pacific and its branch, the Pine Bluff & Western, and the St Louis South-Western and its two branches, the Pine Bluff Arkansas River and the Aitheimer.
A great temple at Tanis boasted a larger colossus than existed in Thebes: Heliopolis and Memphis must have been lavishly adorned, and the temples of Abu Simbel alone would have been sufficient to satisfy the ambition of many of the great Pharaohs.
Memphis, Tanis, Bubastis, Sais, Heracleopolis had at one time or another at least equal claims. The Ethiopian conquerors of Egypt made Thebes their Egyptian capital, but in 668 Assur-bani-pal sacked the city.
At length they elected a king named Salatis, who, residing at Memphis, made all Egypt tributary, and established garrisons in different parts, especially eastwards, fearing the Assyrians.
The assault made upon the Macedonian devotee in the temple of Serapis at Memphis " because he was a Greek " is significant (Papyr.
The ruins of Memphis are on the E.
Memphis was some 12 m.
From its situation it may have been a north suburb of Memphis, which was still inhabited in the 7th century A.D.
It received the name of Masr, properly Misr, which was also applied by the Arabs to Memphis and to Cairo, and is to-day, with the Roman town which preceded it, represented by Masr el-Atika, or " Old Cairo."
At Memphis the alluvial deposits are over 50 ft.
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