Although an inland city, Memphis, on the Nile River, is the site of royal harbors, and the city thrives as a hub of maritime commerce. Furthermore, Memphis is an ideal base for the military. After the southern campaigns of Tuthmosis I, Nubia, though frequently rebelled, had no real threat to Egyptian power. Girl That’s what i do i play golf i drink and i know things poster. The real danger is said to have come from the Levant, where semi-independent cities are beginning to unite under the chants of the powerful rulers of Kadesh, Mitanni and Hittite. We know that Tuthmosis I built a large palace / barracks in Memphis, and it seems that during the 18th Dynasty the bureaucracy was still largely controlled from that city. Unfortunately, very few surviving Ancient Memphis have been unearthed.