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Colossi of Memnon

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Address: Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
Description: Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet...
Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into the sky, are the first monuments visitors see on arriving in the West Bank.
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Quick stop with BIG friends

This was a quick stop on our way to the Valley of the kings. There is no cost and you can look at the writings on the statues and take some beautiful pictures. Worth the 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Slave Lake, Canada
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Slave Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was a quick stop on our way to the Valley of the kings. There is no cost and you can look at the writings on the statues and take some beautiful pictures. Worth the 5 minutes, and if you have more time, walk around and live the history.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

These statues live up to their name, they are colossal! But other than that, they seem a little out of place now, they stand rather desolately by the road side. Luckily, you don't have to make a special trip to see them, as you pass them on a tour to the Valley of the Kings. They are also quite battered... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had seen pictures before, but when you stand near these statues you realise just how big they really are. Stood in disbelief. You just could not appreciate how long it must have taken to build these statues. The fact they are still there, is amazing, a little battered obviously but all I can say is wow....

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit, just off the road - again just think of the history and go with your imagination - feels a little out of place but as always - quite absorbing.

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Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Incredible. It was our the first stop on our trip to Luxor with a private travel agency steven@marsaalam.com. The first meeting with incredible history of Egypt. You don´t have to miss it! There we meet on the first time with lots of peddlers sell gifts, they weren´t so friendly, they wanted to sell something us, we aren´t interested in that.... More 

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is an easy attraction to do as a "drive-by." They are really impressive, just colossal statues standing out in the open plain... They would have once flanked the gateways of pylons, but no more. Worth the photo op!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Somewhat crumbled and heavily restored, these colossi still are breathtaking. We arrived during Friday prayer (broadcast via loudspeakers). Perhaps that was the reason we had no trouble at all with over eager vendors. Definitely recommendable.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Making a tour on the West Bank than the Colossi of Memnon should be on your must see list. When the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Amenhotep III was destroyed, only two gigantic stone statues remained. The nearly 18-meter-high statues are carved out of quartzite boulders. The right image has been badly damaged by an earthquake. You can easily see them... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have a private tour guide take us here in 2012. We were warned about the street sellers straight away. As we arrived we did get surrounded by street sellers but when you say no they pretty much get the idea and move onto the next tourist. Lovely sight, great for photos and trying to be adventurous with your photos.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is on the way to hatchatsut temple and worth the stop as they found another one and is at the back still been repaired,the whole area is under excavation and lots more to be unearthed so great to see this happening and is free too ,sellers are present but ok

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