Ptah was the God for Memphis, the old capital in the north of Egypt where the Pharaohs were crowned. Ptah priests believed he created the world, although he probably originated as a fertility God. In the third millennium BC, he came to rank third in the divine hierarchy after Amon and Ra. Ptah was believed to be the inventor of the arts, designing and having built secular buildings as well as overseeing the construction of temples. Ptah is usually depicted wearing a close-fitting linen wrap and skullcap, and holding the sceptre of dominion.