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Luxor: Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon, near Luxor
The statues really are colossal

 

Between the town of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings stand two enormous seated statues, known as the Colossi of Memnon..

They are very eroded, but their sheer size makes the visit worthwhile.

Originally the Colossi or Memnon guarded the Temple of Amenophis III, but nothing remains of this building.

Unlike most Egyptian tourist sites, this one is relatively free of hustling salesmen.

 

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