"Funerary temple of Amenhotep the third." Egypt Things to Do Tip by Vintom

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  Funerary temple of Amenhotep the third.
by Vintom

Originally the largest complex on the West Bank it is thought that this area was even bigger than that of the temples at Karnak, but all that remains today are the two large statues known as the Colossi of Memnon, which are the first things that most visitors to the West Bank see.
This area was once filled with hundreds of statues, but over the years these have been taken to other places by different pharaohs and Governments to be placed in various museums around the world.
The area where the original site stood was eroded over the years as it sat on a flood plain of the Nile, but these two gigantic statues remain simply because of their height, which made them stand high above any floodwaters.
Apart from taking a few pictures of the statues there is nothing else to do or see here on this barren stretch of sand just off the main road into the valleys of the Kings and queens. We only stopped for a couple of minutes, which was about all the time anybody would really need to spend here

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  • Written Sep 17, 2003
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