Colossi of Memnon
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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  • Martin H
    Hong Kong, China858 contributions
    Worth a Brief Stop
    If this was the only site in the area, it would receive a much higher rating but the other Luxor sights make it pale somewhat in comparison. The two statues are enormous and impressive when you consider that they were original cut from one piece of stone. However they are damaged because of an early earthquake. Some good carving on the stones are still visible. Worth a brief stop on your way to the other more impressive sights in the area.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,673 contributions
    Famous Twin Colossi near the sugar cane plantations
    These famous colossi are located next to a road. They were carved from one block of stone. The 19,5 ms high sitting figures represent the pharaoh of Amenhotep III. The smaller figures at their feet represent his mother and his wife. Only these two giant statues remain from the king's former mortuary temple. We arrived at them by bus and spent only some minutes to take photos. It’s worth to see them.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 April 2023
  • Madan Gopal M
    Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
    Magnificent.
    This huge Colossi of Memnon in West Bank of Luxor is a unique site offering grand view of the expansive open land. Twin statues depict Amenhotep III in a seated position and two small figures behind are his wife and mother. This magnificent statues suffered vagaries of weather including wrarth of earth quakes. Many stories and legends are associated with this place. The statues are supposed to guard at the entrance of dilapidated Amenhotep's memorial temple. There are many Roman era inscriptions on the statues in Greek and Latin languages and archeologists and researchers have their own interpretations. The statues are badly damaged and under restoration guided by national and international experts. Entrance to this place is free.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Shubh K
    Vienna, Virginia494 contributions
    Check out the Roman graffiti
    These statues are enormous. The most fascinating aspect is the ancient Roman graffiti you'll see on the sides of the statues. By the time this was discovered by the Romans, these status were already at least 1000 years old. Ancient Egypt was 'ancient' history to even the Romans.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 October 2023
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Claude M
Vence, France934 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Very little remain of this site, beyond the two colossi and other massive statues. They are still impressive just by the scale and give a sense of the awesome size of the sanctuary that hosted them
Written 29 January 2024
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Ankit2385
Bengaluru, India631 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
The 2 giant statues are on the way to Valley of Kings. There was once a temple but it was all destroyed by an earthquake. Its basically a quick photo stop, but with a Guide you will appreciate the history behind.
Written 18 December 2023
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,044 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is not exactly a temple, just a collection of giant statues. More specifically, the two statues side-by-side as its most dominant. This is just worth a quick stop similar to a lookout point or a viewpoint in parks in your home country.
Written 25 November 2023
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Colossi of Memnon is on the West Bank of the Nile River. We made a brief stop for photos on the way to the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut. It is not worth going out of your way to see, but since it was on the way to some colossal sites, a quick stop for photographs was okay.
Written 17 November 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Huge statues noted here. Behind them are 2 smaller statues represented to be those of the wife and mother of the king. Took some photos here and left for our next attraction.
Written 27 October 2023
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Hkrau1
76 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
It was a 5 minute stop, which was part of our itinerary. They are huge and if ur driving by worth a quick stop. They are not a must do.
Written 11 October 2023
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Shubh K
Vienna, VA494 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
These statues are enormous. The most fascinating aspect is the ancient Roman graffiti you'll see on the sides of the statues. By the time this was discovered by the Romans, these status were already at least 1000 years old. Ancient Egypt was 'ancient' history to even the Romans.
Written 3 October 2023
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SonomaNut
Sonoma, CA1,151 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Don’t go out of your way but it’s interesting how and why it’s there. Gets you started understanding how old objects like this can be. We’re just a dot in time. Guide imperative.
Written 29 September 2023
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Finn S
Taastrup, Denmark75 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
A pair of Egyptian, now sad looking statues of a Pharao but when found by the Greeks, they imagined that it must have been a Greek Hero that became made into statues, Agamemnon!!
Written 6 July 2023
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Melissa B
Phoenix, AZ236 contributions
May 2023
We saw it--quick photo stop, but not a lot else. Having a guide for some info and background helps. Historically significant and definitely marks the area.
Written 27 June 2023
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