They may have spread their rule by conquest over Upper Egypt and then overthrown the Memphite dynasty.
With the latest discoveries in this Memphite pyramid-field we shall deal in the next chapter.
It is not improbable that the Memphite god Ptah may have been introduced into Egypt by the invading broad heads.
The statues of the Memphite period may be counted at the present day by hundreds.
Almost all the peculiarities of the Memphite tomb are to be explained by the hypotheses with which primitive man is content.
Manetho admits the existence of two other Memphite dynasties, of which the first contains seventy kings during as many days.
Between the contour of a figure from a Memphite bas-relief and that of one from Nineveh, what difference is there?
These are not incised like those of the Memphite mastabas, but are painted in fresco on the stone itself.
The Arab had listened attentively and with a subtle smile to the Memphite, whose duties as guide now compelled him to break off.
Thus the Egypt which vindicated her position among the nations of the world was not the Egypt of the Memphite dynasties.