Through my eyes: Colossi of Memnon, Egypt

Thought I’d take a quick Vietnam intermission and flash back to my trip to Egypt last year…

The Colossi of Memnon were not one of the dozens of Egyptian wonders I had heard of and read about before my trip to Egypt last year, which only served to make them that much more fascinating when we did see them.

Two enormous stone statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, they have stood for almost 3500 years a stones throw away from the much bigger, well known and modern city of Luxor. These 23m high leviathans once guarded the entrance to Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple in Thebes, and have suffered a little damage, but they are still breath-takingly impressive. This is a photo husband took of me and one of our travel companions walking down to see them up close, in the middle of a sandstorm.

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One thought on “Through my eyes: Colossi of Memnon, Egypt

  1. Pingback: An interesting encounter at the Temple of Karnak, Egypt | Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Dreamer

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