During the 41st Session of the annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee held this year in Krakow, Poland, on Monday 10 July, the WHC praised the vital role Egypt is playing to develop the ancient city of Memphis and its necropolises. In this, said General Supervisor of the International Organisations for Cultural Heritage Yasmine al-Shazli, who represented Egypt as an affiliate of the Ministry of Antiquities, Egypt adheres to the recommendations and rules of the archaeological expeditions and committees.
Memphis, a capital city of ancient Egypt and an important centre during much of Egypt’s history, is located south of the Nile Delta some 24 km south of modern Cairo. Closely associated with the ancient city’s site are the necropolises of Memphis, where the famous pyramids of Giza are located.
“Egypt is always cooperative with the committee of the consultants of WHC, among whose members are a group of the International Council On Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS),” Shazly said.