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Review of Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

one of the most famous statues in luxor west bank is the memnon colossi the 2 statue are made out of quartzite stone and each one about 17 m the statues representing the entrance of the of the mortuary temple of the king amenhotep III from the 18 dynasty the king ruled egypt in 1417 B.C for about 38 years and he was the father on the king akhnaton the one he started the religion each one of the statues weight about 700 tonnes they both show the king sitting on the throne .
they are one of best statues we have in luxor they called them wrongly memnon because the Greeks believe the the spirit of aga memnon living in one of them.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

2 giant statues in the middle of nowhere. Part of the typical tourist circuit since just a quick 5min drive by to snap photos. Had I time to do it again, I would have swung by temple of SETI I that is most locals' favorite.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

2 huge statues in the middle of a field. Amazing but you dont need long here. There is a little cafe on the opposite side of the road with a wonderful view, great service, delicious tea and clean bathrooms.

Thank Gillian P
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

These statues are large and would be very impressive if they were better preserved.
Worth a look if your passing, but not worth adding to your itinery. You will just want to take a quick photo then move on.

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

These two huge statues are just sitting on the side of the road. Other than the size of them, there is nothing spectacular. It looks as though the site will be better in the future as they are refurbishing some other statues and continuing the excavation in the area. All tours stop here because it is free, so you will see them. Get out take a couple pictures. It will take you no more than 10 minutes.

Thank Kimboni
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