Colossi of Memnon

the colossi of memnon

Colossi of Memnon in Luxor

The Colossi of Memnon is a mortuary temple located in Luxor in Egypt. That temple was guarded by two statues of about 20 meters in height. The temple does not exist any more but what remains is the the 23 meters high statue of Amenhotep III. Even though they are heavily destroyed, the status are very impressive.

The Colossi of Memnon is believed to have been so popular during the Roman period as it’s said that the statues sung. This was probably due to the reverberating wind through the cracks made the sounds. Yet when some restoration took place in late antiquity time, the sound was stopped forever.