Colossi of Memnon is a beautiful sight in Egypt when you go to Luxor Temple. On the other side of Luxor, on the west bank of the Nile, you can see two colossal statues of Memnon. This is where they were made in the first place. Luxor is located on the other side of the river where this bank is located. It would be helpful for one to go there. When they were built, these colossal carvings had an important task, and they still do it because they represent the entrance and the road to the Valley of the Kings. This is because they are the ones who make up the entrance to the Valley of the Kings.

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Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon in Luxor Egypt

By land, it will take you three hours to get to the Egyptian city of Aswan, and it will take you the same amount of time to get to the resort town of Hurghada on the Red Sea. On the other hand, it only takes one hour to fly from Cairo to any of these places.


Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon two massive stone statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III

Before they were taken to where they are now, the quartz stones used to make the 23-meter-high, 1,000-ton Colossus of Memnon were mined at Giza or Gebel Silas. The Valley of the Kings, where the Colossi of Memnon is located, is now called the Valley of the Kings. Before they were moved, they were where they are now. On the colossal statue south of the temple, you can see the image of Amenhotep III and his mother, Motimoya. You may see Te, his wife, and one of his daughters standing on the Eastern Colossus.

On the benches surrounding the king, the Nile goddess appears in relief. They combine a wide variety of plants that are native to both Upper and Lower Egypt. Ancient Greek and Roman travelers can see from the Colossus that this area was critical in the past.

The earthquake was the leading cause, which occurred in 27 BC. The northern giant rings in the morning as the weather gets warmer and wetter. I have been damaged. In Greek mythology, this was how Memnon said goodbye to his mother, the goddess of the dawn Eos after he was severely wounded in the Trojan War and made immortal by Zeus. After Zeus made Memnon immortal, he is said to have performed this ritual.

People listened to this song in the vain hope that it would bring them luck and improve things for them. In AD 199, when Emperor Septimius Severus repaired the Colossus as needed, the crying stopped almost immediately. On the Colossi, the people of Greece and Rome wrote that they had seen Memnon and heard his voice. Some inscriptions can still be seen today.

Hadrian was so sure that the gods were on his side that he asked the giant to sing to him three times in a row so that he would feel more secure in his situation. The ancient Egyptians called the giants of the south “Hakim Al-Hakam,” meaning “the rulers of the rulers.”

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