HISTORY OF EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTURE
: The Colossi of Memnon(the statue of Amenhotep III); Thebes, Egypt.
West bank of Nile where the temple of Luxor placed. View from the east bank.
The Colossi of Memnon.
- The Colossi of Memnon are all that remains of the burial temple of Amenhotep III which was largest of all the west bank of Nile in Thebes.
The Colossi of Memnon, 20m high monolithic sandstone block, were standing in front of the first pylon of the temple as if they were guards of the temple.
- left image: The statue of Queen Tiyi, wife of Amenhotep III, flanks the legs of the colossus.
On the other side the Pharaoh's mother Mutemuya.
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
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