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Colossi of Memnon

Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Ranked #22 of 48 Attractions in Luxor
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into the sky, are the first monuments visitors see upon arrival at the West... more »
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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Colossi have been partially repaired after many centuries of damage. Pretty simple layout but as I recall there were active archaeological sites being worked in the immediate vicinity. Did not try to visit those as was in a group but the very curious and adventurous might be able to nose in to see what was going on..probably helps if... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

In the past there was a huge temple located in this area but only 3 monuments survived until now. Are they spectular? - well, yes of course but if you think that this is a place where you will wander around a remaints of ancient civilization - you will be dissapointed. Probably you need just 10 minutes to take a... More

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It is amazing that these two statues are still standing after all these years. A little weather worn over the years, but well worth a visit, just to see the craftmanship of the work

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very quick off the coach to see the Colossi of Memnon. The iconic two guards are sat alone - there is nothing else around. The are still impressive. They were found in pieces and have been restored hence you will see the metal supports holding them together where bits are missing. Still an iconic photo.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Photo stop on the way to Valley of the Kings, they are still excavating the site and have recently found new statues which is amazing, the statues are very impressive go early in the morning to have the site to yourselves

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Such fantastic figures; it is a pity that there is very little else left standing. But you can appreciate these great figures.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped here on a guided tour and it was really strange, They're are two stone men sitting in a field where a temple used to stand until the mud it was built on sank and destroyed it but the men survived! Worth a look if your in the area and good for a quick picture

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Caterham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We only stopped for 5 minutes on our way back from the valley of the kings/queens, but that was enough to see how amazing these statues are, carved from 1 piece!!! The temple these colossi guarded would be amazing to see, sadly gone now!!!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The colossi is a great place to stop at for a photo, but the monuments are in rather poor conditions compared to other monuments and temples of a much vaster scale. I would only suggest a 10 minute stop as there isn't really anything else there, other than a small market stall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There's not much to these two guys. They're massive. They stand about 60 feet (18 m) tall and make for a very cool picture. I believe they represent Pharaoh Amenhotep III. I think Amenhotep III ruled during a time of great prosperity. He's the father of the controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten. It's hard to spend more than half an hour at... More

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