Colossi of Memnon

Al Bairat, Luxor

These monumental statues of Amenhotep III (1386-1353 BC) once guarded a mortuary temple for one of the pharaohs. Those buildings have disappeared over time and the statues were named by the Greeks after Memnon, the Ethiopian king who was killed by Achilles at Troy but was celebrated as a hero for his courage. Contact Indagare to arrange a tour.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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