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"Colossi of Memnon" Colossi of Memnon Tip by sue_stone

Colossi of Memnon, Luxor: 59 reviews and 88 photos

  One of the statues - Colossi of Memnon
by sue_stone

The Colossi of Memnon are two giant statues on the west bank of Luxor. They are made from quartzose sandstone and stand about 23 metres tall.

They were originally built to guard a temple, that no longer exists, and these days look quite magnificent standing alone by the side of the road. Each statue is seated and rests on a huge granite plinth.

There are a few other remains at the site, including two headless sphinxes.

You can't miss these huge statues, as they are on the main road, and it is easy to pull into the parking area for a quick look, and some photos of course!!

Directions: The Colossi of Memnon are situated about half a kilometre east of the Antiquities Inspectorate (the ticket office) on the main road to the West Bank monument area.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 9, 2005
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