1an ancient city of Egypt, whose ruins are situated on the Nile about 15 km (nearly 10 miles) south of Cairo. It is thought to have been founded as the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt circa 3100 bc and is the site of the pyramids of Saqqara and Giza and of the Sphinx.
2a river port on the Mississippi in the extreme south-west of Tennessee; population 669,651 (est. 2008). Founded in 1819, it was the home in the late 19th century of blues music, the scene in 1968 of the assassination of Martin Luther King, and the childhood home and burial place of Elvis Presley.
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