The Colossi of Memnon are twin monolithic statues of King Amenhotep III (c. 1386 B.C.). Standing at 60 ft. high and 20 ft. wide, the colossi are believed to weigh 720 tons. They originally guarded the entrance to the mortuary temple of the monarch, which is now completely destroyed. Amenhotep became renowned for building grand monuments including the famous Temple of Amun at Luxor.
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