Colossi of Memnon Statue of Amenhotep III with Hot Air Balloon near Luxor, Egypt

This is one of two huge, 1,000 ton statues of Amenhotep III called Colossi of Memnon. He was the King of Egypt from 1382 to 1344 BC. The pharaoh built a 4.2 million square foot temple in the ancient city of Thebai on the Nile’s west bank near Luxor. From 27 BC. until 130 AD., this 75 foot, quartzite block used to make bell sounds in the mornings. They are all that remain of the temple after it was washed away by the river.

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Colossi of Memnon, Al Bairat, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

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