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Colossi of Memnon

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Address: Thebes, Luxor, Egypt
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Two enthroned statues of Amenhotep III, each soaring more than 60 feet into...

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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We stopped here for a quick photo opportunity, they are simply amazing. Our guide gave us lots of information on the way to them and when we arrived we got out and took some photo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The size is impressive, also you can see the ongoing excavations behind these statues, also it it free to visit, an amazing sight

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.The twin statues depict Amenhotep III in a seated position, his hands resting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a quick photo opportunity, they are simply amazing. Our guide gave us lots of information on the way to them and when we arrived we got out and took some photo.

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent like 10 minutes here. 2 statues sitting on the side of the road. Took some pictures, of king anmenhotep iii. It was originally built to guard his mortuary temple. It's now quite damaged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

glorious, gorgeous, It is said the statutes used to sing, yes as birds are all over them. and now they have company Menaptah

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice sitting statues in the way back from valley of the kings . We stopped about 5 min to take some photos . Very big and old statues

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Yerevan, Armenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We were passing by this statues and we stopped to take photos and look around. Our guide was complaining about the restoration of the statues by American scientists. He was telling that this statues were famous because they were singing once: the wind was going through the holes and the sound was like a song. After the restoration there are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

these statues were just in the middle of a road opposite a bunch of shops, our guide stopped and allowed us to take a cpl of photos, very impressive though

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you visit the west bank of Luxor you will probably drive past the colossi of memnon. These are two statues in the wilderness of the Pharaoh Amenhoteph III. This is all that remains of a temple that is beleived to have been built by this great king of egypt. These statues pale in comparison with the other attractions in... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

They are just two statues standing in the middle of no where pretending to be chilling, though it's free and good for photography.

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