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Μέμφις; in the Old Testament, Moph). A great city of Egypt, second in importance only to Thebes, after the fall of which it became the capital of the whole country, a position which it had previously shared with Thebes. It is said to have been founded by Menes. It stood on the left bank of the Nile, about ten miles above the Pyramids. See Aegyptus.

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