Gaze up at Colossi of Memnon, two huge stone structures depicting the pharaoh Amenhotep III. Originally standing at the entrance of the pharaoh's mortuary temple (now destroyed), the quartzite sandstone colossi were constructed in the 14th century BCE. They depict the pharaoh in a seated position, with his wife and mother at his feet, and the Nile god Hapy on side panels. Standing 21 m (69 ft) tall, the pair of monumental statues preside over the west bank of the Nile, becoming the source of much fascination in classical times when an earthquake shattered one of the colossi and it began to emit a mysterious sound--thought by several Roman emperors to bring good luck if you hear it. Plan to visit Colossi of Memnon and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Luxor attractions using our Luxor journey website .
Colossi of Memnon Reviews
Toch eens de moeite om de grote beelden te aanschouwen. Echter zijn deze zwaar toegetakeld waardoor ze minder interessant ogen. Verder is er niks in de omgeving waardoor deze een beetje vervreemd staa... more »Still have the trouble to behold the big images. However, these are heavy damaged which makes them less interesting eyes. Furthermore, there is nothing in the area which makes them a bit alienated from the other sites.
Le bus aurait pu passer à côté sans que cela nous interpelle, et pourtant ces deux colosses sont bien émouvants. Derniers vestiges d'un temple disparu, ils méritent bien les quelques minutes de notre ... more »The bus could have passed by without this, and yet these two Colossians are very moving. Last vestiges of a missing Temple, they deserve the few minutes of our visit.
A pair of majestic sculptures of ancient Egyptian rulers of hers located in the middle of the usual rural African landscape. How they arose here, where they came from - to remain a mystery. Short five minute stop for contemporaries and tourists. Or the long-term work of thousands and thousands of slaves in ancient times ...
Nothing in Egypt is built on small scale. It's not the size of the these amazing, but the you'll also see the details on close inspection - and the precision of construction. It dares you to find an equivalent modern structure - whether in Egypt or anywhere else for that matter. It's more than a statue; it's a message
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