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Colossi of Memnon
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Colossi of Memnon

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Egypt
Best of: Ancient, Statues
The Colossi of Memnon (locally known as el-Colossat or es-Salamat) are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.
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