Excursions in Luxor West – The Colossi of Memnon

Memnonkolosse Bild 1The 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!

More informations about this place can be found at Wikipedia.

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

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