Centers of Progress, Pt. 33: Memphis (Medicine) - HumanProgress
Memphis is an important centre and capital of ancient Egypt, significantly advancing humanity’s understanding of medicine.
Memphis is the Greek name for the city, which the Egyptians called Men-Nefer (“beautiful harbour”) since at least the third millennium BC.
The archaeological zone at Memphis is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage site with tourists that flock to see the remains of the ancient city in the Memphis Open Air Museum.
The area has been inhabited since Neolithic times and had a well-developed culture by about 3600 BC.
During the Old Kingdom (c. 2700–2200 BC), Egypt’s first golden age, Memphis was home to as many as 30,000 people, making it perhaps the world’s largest settlement at that time.
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