The Colossi of Memnon: On the way from the west bank to the Valley of the Kings you find two colossal statues from the 14th century BC. They are the remains of a temple complex of Amenophis III, which was destroyed by an earthquake in ancient times . Impressive on the statues is their size. So weighs one of them including pedestals over 1000 tons. The dimensions of the pedestals are 10 * 5 meters and the higher of them has a size of 18 meters.
The entire complex is currently being researched by Egyptian-German archaeologist team and re-created as far as possible. You can observe the work from the street – archeology live!
Distance from Luxor-Westbank:
Road: about 10 minutes
Booking-ID: L0062, Price examples:
- 1 adult (high season/full board/car) : a total of 690 LE
- 2 adults (high season/full board/car): a total of 790 LE