Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon is considered to be one of the most famous and attractive landmarks in Luxor and it was belonging to a Greek king who named “Memnon” and was killed by the famous character in the Greek mythology who was called “Achilles”, so, when you go to Luxor don’t hesitate to visit the Colossi of Memnon, where you will find charming statues that belong to Memnon which are also stand on an open area that is belong to the Temple of Amenhotep III, therefore they are located at the front of the entrance of Amenhotep III temple, which was damaged from a long time ago and no one knows the cause of its damaging, however these tow statues still stand so far and date back to thousands of years, to shed light on the grandeur of Pharaonic monuments.



Moreover these statues were constructed to be the guardians of Amenhotep III fancy temple, but unfortunately there were some cracks that appeared at the rocks of both statues of Memnon, as one of them is very clear that it had a big damaged in its construction, but according to an ancient Egyptian legendary that narrated to us and said that every morning when the air cross these cracks of the Memnon statues, then it makes a roaring voice, that looks like signing, which made the Greek history scholars said that both statues are singing with the sunrise time, then during their visiting to Egypt they wrote some phenomenon on the base of the statue and its leg, however there were a lot of people that felt weird when they read these phenomenon, they also heard one of these statues made a strange voice in the early morning but they thought that it could be because of the sun’s heat which followed the humidity weather of the night,  and in any case there was a restoration that happened in 193-211 A.D which made this voice stops so far.

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