Geography

Locations and Places

Buhan – Egyptian fortress located a short distance north of the Second Cataract on the trade route from the Salima Oasis. The most northern of Egypt’s large garrison forts, it supplied patrols and protection to the gold caravans coming from Nubia.. Memphis – The city of white walls, it was the first capital of Egypt…

Beginnings: Geography

MemphisOur story occurs in Memphis, the northern capital of Lower Egypt. Because the Nile River is one of those rare major waterways that flow from south to north, the Egyptians considered the north as Lower Egypt. Memphis was located 12 miles south of the modern city of Cairo, on the West Bank of the Nile.…