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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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Gigantic statue of Pharaoh Egypt

gigantic statue the King of ancient Egypt, near ancient site of Thebes, statue ruins stand approx 10M, build from solid limestone rock

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

In reality nothing much to see, but the story of the builder abd thebmusical wind is worth the visit. Anyway its on the way form east to west bank and itbtake only a couple of minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

gigantic statue the King of ancient Egypt, near ancient site of Thebes, statue ruins stand approx 10M, build from solid limestone rock

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was a little bit disappointed with the Colossi, I expected them to be better preserved than they actually were, but they are a fantastic site nevertheless. They are by themselves so only worth 10 minutes of your time to take a few photographs. Watch out for the vendors selling dodgy everything. Just completely ignore them, if you show any... More 

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We only stayed at these colossi long enough to take a few photographs but they are truly magnificent. They are apparently relating to Agamemnon from Greek history and legend suggests they whistle in strong winds, causing enemies to stay away.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I heard it used to be more beautiful and artistic, but things were gone. But still two colossi are very huge, and it is good for photo spot. They work as an indication of Luxor.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Colossi of Memnon it is a beautiful attraction, but you have no much to see there. Only if you know the story of them and have a really good imagination, then maybe you could have a great time there. Otherwise, 10 minutes is enough to spend there for some pictures and that's all. Be aware of the street vendors, they... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

These majestic statues are just sitting - literally - by the side of the road - on the way to the Valley of the Kings. It is worth a stop to admire them. When we stopped, there was no one else there. Nicely preserved.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Stopped on a drive by as part of a tour nothing much to see - usual harassment by the street seller, keep driving next time

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On our drive out to the Valley of the Kings we stopped at these monumental statues. The statues are of Amenhotep III, one of the greatest and wealthiest of the 18th dynasty kings. Wonderful sight!

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Aswan, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This site is easy to view and take photos. It's on the way to Valley of Kings and Queens so very easy access, there is work going on there now and you might be Lucy enough to view workers escavating artifacts from the site. Didn't care much for a couple of pushy vendors there trying to get tourist to buy... More 

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