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Colossi of Memnon, West Bank, Thebes, 1993. copyright photographer Marilyn Bridges

Colossi of Memnon, West Bank, Thebes, 1993. These regal colossi stood guard at the entrance to a huge mortuary temple of Amenophis III (1391 1353 BC) long reduced to a faint trace behind the statues. The statues were carved from hard yellow-brown quartzite and represent the king seated on a throne. They reach 64 feet in height and are 20 feet across the shoulders. The weight of one statue alone (without its base) is estmated to be 800 tons.

Egypt, Antiquities from Above. Book and photography by Marilyn Bridges.  
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