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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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Luxor is filled with history and there is a lot to see but these two statues are well worth a visit. The scale of them is immense, hard to image the labour that went into them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Luxor is filled with history and there is a lot to see but these two statues are well worth a visit. The scale of them is immense, hard to image the labour that went into them. It's awe inspiring to be able to see & touch a piece of ancient Egypt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I have been here twice, 2003 and 2012. Fantastic historical place and worth to see. I just wish that visitors have more peace while viewing this monument. I remember far back 2003 when I was there for the first time, we like other tourists had a possibilty to really enjoy taking the pictures and looking at this monument.Unfortunately 2012 we... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Two glorious statues great you to Thebes, amongst some of great features to see. So many places around this area that are awesome!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

These two colossal statutes simply take your breath away when you see them for the first time. They front what was once a huge temple complex which is currently being excavated and further large statues have been erected over the past few years with, I am sure many more to come. Just on the flood plain of the Nile the... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this pit stop! I mean, there isn't much to see but it takes no longer than 10 minutes and its easy to visit! The statues are HUGE though and great photo ops.

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Waterville, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is my second trip to the Colossi, the two statues that stood at the entrance of the ancient temple of Amenhotep III. One of the statues was said to sing after the earthquake of 27BC cracked it, but that oh-so-clever Roman emperor 'fixed it' in the late 2nd C AD and the singing stopped. Progress. New statues of Amenhotep... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a quick, easy site to access and visit. Two statues sitting in an open space. Lots of excavation going on here so the site might be expanded in the future. There is not a lot to see compared to other temples and sites in this area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

we drove to this while out on a coach trip and we stopped briefly to look and take a photo its just 2 well worn statues - nothing else dont go out of your way to see them - they are nice but it tales 2 minutes and thats it

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

Nothing special compared to the other statues that are still available to see. Its ok as a stop off on the way to see the valley of the Kings. Not worth going to see it on its own.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This one shouldn't cost you anything to go and see it as it is open. You will get bugged by people trying to sell you stuff yet the tourism police keep them in check. It is worth a visit as the sheer size puts things into scale. It won't take you more than 20mins through so I wouldn't plan the... More 

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