The Colossi of Memnon, first pylon statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III standing at the front of the ruined Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III, the largest temple in the Theban Necropolis

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  1. Each statue weighs about 750 tons – a single piece of stone quarried in the delta region and brought 200 miles to Luxor. How? Probably not by boat!
    In the background of this photo you can see other statues being raised by the work of Professor Hourig Sourouzian.

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