Colossi of Memnon, Luxor

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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.
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  • The Colossi of Memnon have been amazing travelers for generations. We passed them several times over our two days, but they always seemed swarmed with tour buses. We finally gave up and jumped in on.....  more »
  • Worth the 5 minute stop for some pictures Not much to see there Very busy stop Lots of tour buses and taxis We only went there as part of our private tour But not worth making a trip out there.....  more »
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  • Grandpa's Garage Studio 7 suggests to get over here and get healthy. Our ground, water and air hold all the keys to sound (free) energy. Weighing over 1000 tons these are one of the wonders of our world. Ancient technologies are far superior and advanced over our modern day devices on the ground. Electromagnet resonant fields are the only way to levitate and move stones. These are advanced quantum sound sciences we can control with our intent. We are simply are never taught the truth of our ground. Pours may have also been made from Human DNA to make these incredibly hard stones. Only DNA testing will show our truth. Be happy, think good thoughts and stay together when exploring. See what we can find out to be true. Technology is all surrounding us, when we open our eyes and look. Water holds memory, power and our intent is imprinted into all creation.
  • deteriorated statues of Amenhotep previously part of a temple complex. But now only statues remain. They use to make a whistling noise from holes in the body but now the statues have been patched. Entry is free and it should be your last stop a good bye to the valley
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