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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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A nice quick stop before heading to the Valley Of The Kings. Great for a few photos and they are much larger in person than you think!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice quick stop before heading to the Valley Of The Kings. Great for a few photos and they are much larger in person than you think!

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic site is easily accessible on the way to the valley of the kings. There are not many things to see and a stopover of around 30 minutes would be good enough to explore this place. Although the two statues are called Colossi of Memnon with reference to the mythological king Memnon, they are of the Pharaoh King Amenhotep... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can get some lovely photos here. It's not a very big site but good to stop of at on your way to the valley of the Kings. They say that the statues whistle but I have not heard them

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Hacienda Heights, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not much to look at here so it won't keep you too long. Perfect for a quick rest stop and take a couple snaps, but that's about it.

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Lochristi, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's very nice to visit you must have seen it when you have been in Egypt on of the most famous things in the world

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of our Nile cruise stop. It was nice to see the work done. These are huge statues and amaze me how they kept building these for different pharohs.

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Crestline, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought that these were a bit more isolated than they were. Located on the West Bank from Lexor, they were right on the way to the Valley of the Kings. They are indeed large but in bad shape. the faces are gone completely and the pigeons living in them only contribute to their crumbling away Still, they should be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ensure that you visit this site. Large statues that is a must see. Very hot though. Lots of very interesting history surrounds these colossal statues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Cairo, Egypt
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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