The statues of several kings are all sitting, their bodies are spliced together with huge stones, their faces are broken, and even a little sunken inward, which looks a bit funny. They are quietly placed on the lawn and are free to visit.
The Colossus of Memnon is located between the west bank of the Nile River in Thebes and the Valley of the Kings. It was built during the reign of Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt in the 15th century BC. The statue is a seated statue of himself, built in front of his temple, the temple After being demolished by the pharaohs, only two giant elephants with a height of 21 meters stood alone in the wilderness. The statues were severely weathered and the facial damage was beyond recognition. The earthquake in 27 BC caused a crack in a seated statue. When the sun rose in the morning, it made a sound, which was caused by the pores caused by the temperature difference. In 170 AD, the Roman emperor repaired the seated statue. Since then, it no longer sounds.
The Colossus of Mennon is two rock giants standing on the field between the west bank of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings. It turned out to be a statue in front of the Pharaoh's Temple of "AMENHOTEP III", but the temple itself has disappeared.
We rented a bicycle and ran to visit the Colossus of Mennon, Habu Temple and the Valley of the Kings. The first attraction was the Colossus of Mennon. It is a free attraction and no tickets are required! caution! From ancient Egyptian rule to Arab rule now, to be honest, Egypt is better ruled by Egyptians[naughty]
Travel to the 187th day of marriage, the 11th country, Luxor, Egypt
The colossus of Memnon is the two huge stone statues at the entrance of Habu City. He was the famous emperor Amenhopter III of ancient Egypt. After thousands of years of wind and rain, the two statues have been severely damaged. But the height of the statue has not changed much, it is still so tall. Ordinary people standing under the statue are really very small. I have to make everyone sigh that the carving technology of ancient Egypt is really very advanced and incredible.
The crying colossus of Memnon is 20 meters high, severely weathered, and his face is unrecognizable. The colossus stands on the field between the west bank of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings. It was originally a statue in front of the temple of the original funeral of Pharaoh "AMENHOTEP III", but by the time of the Ptolemy Dynasty, the building had been completely destroyed , The temple itself has disappeared. People think that the stone statue is the statue of Memnon in Greek mythology, so the stone statue is named Memnon. The earthquake during the Roman rule caused cracks in the statue. Whenever the wind blows, the stone statue of Memnon on the right will make a sound, as if singing a grieving song. It is very magical. The ancient Greeks took this phenomenon and captured it. Linked to the story of the tragic hero Mennon in Troy, the stone statue is called the crying statue of Mennon. After the stone statue was repaired, the Mennon statue never sang anymore. Observing the tourists carefully, there is an obvious difference between the two sitting statues. The one on the left is carved out of a whole stone, and the one on the right is made of stones (it is said that this stone statue can sing). Recalling the early morning ride on a hot air balloon overlooking the stone statues, in the loneliness of the billowing desert, Mennon still guards the disappeared temple behind him forever in a sitting posture of 20 meters high, which is filled with emotion.
The two Colossi of Memnon are located at the entrance of the ancient city of Luxor. They are statues of two pharaohs. It is about eight to ten meters high. Although the face is broken, the outline is faintly discernible. One can imagine the grandeur and grandeur of the ancient city at that time. This is a prelude to the visit of the ancient city, immediately bringing your thoughts into the ancient Egyptian era thousands of years ago.