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Memnon Colossi, Luxor Overview

The two large statues known as the Memnon Colossi that used to guard the temple of Amenhotep III are a must visit, merely for their sheer size and their ancient history or roots.

Each of these two statues weighs roughly 700 tons and have been made using quartz sandstone. Over time, their facial structures and discerning crowns have been destroyed. However, there is no denying that they still look imposing and majestic. If you look closer, you will find carvings near the legs of these statues, representing Amenhotep IIIÍs wife and mother.

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