The Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery at the Penn Museum houses one of the finest collections of Egyptian architecture on display in the United States. A monumental granite sphinx dominates the gallery. Surrounding it are the gateway, columns, doorways and windows from the best preserved royal palace ever excavated in Egypt. The palace was built for the New Kingdom pharaoh Merenptah (r. 1213-1204 BCE) at the city of Memphis in Lower Egypt.
OMG....February 26, 1976 in the jungle room. My dad, who was a city of Memphis cop (now retired) took this picture for a Memphis reserve captain's badge for Elvis. He has never received credit for it. I remember it like it was yesterday.
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Memphis Bridge--pretty all lit up at night and reflecting off the Mississippi River. Same view we had while riding the trolley around town. Great inexpensive way to see the town.
Note the masts of the ships behind the wall The city of Memphis was taken “as (by) a flood of water” and because they resisted him, there was a great slaughter (the survivors were held captives [The city was then ritually cleansed with natron and incense]. After the fall of the city of Memphis, resistance in the region fell away, princes and kings of the Nile Delta came to the king with offerings treasure and peace. Only the city of Mesed revolted but it was swiftly quelled and every man…
The Hernando de Soto Bridge is a through arch bridge carrying Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee. The bridge is named for 16th century Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto who explored this stretch of the Mississippi River, and died south of Memphis. At night, the bridge is illuminated by 200 sodium vapor lights along its "M" shape structure.