Colossi of Memnon
One of the two colossi of Memnon, built for the funerary temple of Amenhotep III.
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
The second colossus. Both represented the pharaoh, Amenhotep III, and are nearly 60 feet tall.
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
The colossi were carved from quartz.
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
The large figures are of Hapi, the god of inundation (Rains).
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
The back of one colossus. What appears to be a cross actually was part of the pylon that supported the statue and has broken away. The "cross" extends to the very top of the colussus.
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
An oblique view which reveals there is no Christian cross as some have claimed.
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
View from the other side of the carved throne on which the second colussus sits.
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
The second colussus
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
An oblique view of the first colussus.
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
An oblique view of the first colussus.
Colossi of Memnon