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Gaze up at Colossi of Memnon, two huge stone structures depicting the pharaoh Amenhotep III. Originally standing at the entrance of the pharaoh's mortuary temple (now destroyed), the quartzite sandstone colossi were constructed in the 14th century BCE. They depict the pharaoh in a seated position, with his wife and mother at his feet, and the Nile god Hapy on side panels. Standing 21 m (69 ft) tall, the pair of monumental statues preside over the west bank of the Nile, becoming the source of much fascination in classical times when an earthquake shattered one of the colossi and it began to emit a mysterious sound--thought by several Roman emperors to bring good luck if you hear it. Plan to visit Colossi of Memnon and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Luxor attractions using our Luxor journey website.
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Colossi of Memnon reviews
West of Luxor on the way to the Valley of the Kings there is an extremely important archaeological site of Pharaoh Amenhotep III with two massive stone statues. These two giant statues are called The.... more
West of Luxor on the way to the Valley of the Kings there is an extremely important archaeological site of Pharaoh Amenhotep III with two massive stone statues. These two giant statues are called The.... more »
This huge Colossi of Memnon in West Bank of Luxor is a unique site offering grand view of the expansive open land. Twin statues depict Amenhotep III in a seated position and two small figures behind..... more
This huge Colossi of Memnon in West Bank of Luxor is a unique site offering grand view of the expansive open land. Twin statues depict Amenhotep III in a seated position and two small figures behind..... more »
They are twin statues of king Amenhotep III which were constructed to guard his mortuary. Nothing special can skip this place if short of times.
They are twin statues of king Amenhotep III which were constructed to guard his mortuary. Nothing special can skip this place if short of times. more »
Free site to visit and it’s lovely. Magnificent statues. Amazing to see what was made thousands of years ago. The height at which these stand is unbelievable. Great Egyptian architectural geniuses back then. Wasn’t very busy but it’s worth a visit. The statues have worn away but still stand majestically.
It's amazing that such incredible monuments are just at the side of the road. Badly damaged by time and men they're still convey the greatness and power of this ancient and misterious civilization.
I guess one of the very few sites which is free to enter. It's an active archaeological digging site. Therefore, you can't walk into the sites But, you can walk along the road to have a good look. Try to find the Greek inscription on the bodies of the two big statues.
Luxor Egypt. West Bank and Valley of the Kings. This is where they found hundreds of tombs for the various kings and queens of Egypt including Ramses and King Tut the giant Memnon.. the twin statues of a lost temple that withstood more than 3,000 years of desert heat and Nile floods.. What a stunning sight.. these were said to be The statues sang a specific tone, but when the Romans decided to fix it, they lost the charm of the statues. The aura was new again..the engravings were done differently and the colors were there...imagine what those days would have been in their full grandeur!!!
It is a nice spot for a quick photo when you are on your way to or from the valleys of the Kings and Queens. There is not much left of the statues that once stood there but it is fun to see if you happen to be there.
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