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Colossi of Memnon

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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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Reviewed 25 December 2014

The two giant Colossi of Memnon - so called by the Greeks - once stood in front of the entrance to the now vanished mortuary temple of Amenophis III, but were damaged by an earthquake in early BC. They are largely defaced but their sheer...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 22 December 2014

The two giant statues stand on the other side of the Nile from Louxor town. if you happen to stay in a hotel or auberge on that righthand bank, you can stroll to the Memnon colossi. Nice in the evening.

Thank Nicolaas H
Reviewed 19 December 2014

It seems most tours stop here on the way back from the Valley of the Kings, but you really don't get the time to explore or understand fully. There are 2 colusses, one of which has been re built but nearly everything else is flat....More

Thank Nikonpictures
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

They are impressive for what remains but not comparable to temples For me It's was on our way to Thebes or Atcheosut temple so we didn't pay extra .

Thank KhuramM
Reviewed 9 December 2014

These two monumental setting are in a middle of an excevation site, with the valley of the nobles/kings in the background. awesome setting

Thank BISTravel1976
Reviewed 29 November 2014

In comparison to other sites in the Luxor area, this is very small with big stone statues. There are a couple of small shops on the other side of the road near the statues. If you are short on time, you could easily skip this...More

Thank mdcwa
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Colossus of Memnon, what more can I say, they are colossal, well this is another must see when visiting Luxor, located on the West Bank, close to the Theban Hills. Take the ferry from Luxor and they are located about 2 miles from the Nile...More

Thank Observer1966
Reviewed 27 November 2014

But not much left other than the two statues. Something you stop for a few minutes on your way to or from the Valley of the Kings etc.

Thank T S
Reviewed 21 November 2014

They're okay, but compared to other temples in the area somewhat disappointing. They are huge and have been rebuilt from pieces that have been found. Have your driver stop by and take a quick snap!

Thank srefsdfsdfsdf .
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We visited Memnon en route to our hotel after visiting the Valley of the Kings. Actually watched the archeologists rebuilding the Colossi. They are using the same methods of moving the stones with wooden rollers and rope winches. Quite a spectacle to watch.

Thank thehatlady2014
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