8. Ancient Memphis
The Memphis Sphinx, unlike the sphinx at the Giza Plateau, still has her, or his, symbolic beard. It’s thought it could be a likeness of Queen Hatshepsut.
Ancient Memphis is a taxi ride south of Giza and near the older pyramids mentioned below. There’s not a whole lot to see there but the Memphis sphinx and giant Rameses statues are great to see. Don’t make a special trip, but visit if you go to Saqqara.