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Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues depicting Pharaoh Amenhotep III (the 9th Pharaoh of 18th dynasty) in seated position. This temple was built around 1350 BC located on the west bank of Luxor. After an earthquake damaged it, these statues emitted strange sound in the morning, perhaps due to humidity of night and heat of sun.

Most Impressive Ancient Egyptian Temples and Monuments
Colossi of Memnon – Luxor, Egypt
Most Impressive Ancient Egyptian Temples and Monuments
Colossi of Memnon

This temple is now completely destroyed by flood and cannibalized for its stone. Technically it is thought that only the northern statue i.e. right one should be called the Colossi of Memnon.

The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, Medinet Habu

The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III in Medinet Habu (second Pharaoh of 20th century) is a huge complex second to Karnak temple in size. It is around 3000 years old structure that looks like four years old creature with fairly advanced architecture design skills.

Most Impressive Ancient Egyptian Temples and Monuments
The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, Medinet Habu 1

Location: Medinet Habu is located on West Bank of Luxor in Egypt.

Hours of Operation: 6 AM to 5 PM

Ticket Fee: 2 LE for Egyptian and 25 LE for Foreigner with 50% reduction for bearers of international student ID card.

Most Impressive Ancient Egyptian Temples and Monuments
The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, Medinet Habu 2

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