The Colossi of Memnon at the entrance of the Valley of the Kings are Amenhotep III Statues
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Colossi of Menon Luxor West Valley, AmenHotep III statues

These colossal statues, where at the entrance of a magnificent temple built by Pharaoh Amenhotep III, were made in the 14th century B.C. they weigh 720 Tons and are 60 feet high (about 18 meters).  At the time that this Temple was constructed surpassed the splendor of grand ancient Temples of Thebes, Thebes today is known as Luxor and is where the Karnak a Luxor Temples Complex are located.

During the reign of Amenhotep III, 9th pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty, Egypt had one of his greats period of prosperity, since, this pharaoh was worshiped for centuries and millennium in later times. These colossal statues, show where it was the main entrance to the splendorous marvelous Temple at its Time, but now is almost totally destroyed by a river Nile river-flood a few millenniums ago.

The Colossi of Memnon, since they represent a sitting figure most likely they were built on behalf of Amenhotep III in the role of Osiris the god of afterlife, ruler and judge of the World after, a transformation that was expected to occur to all the pharaohs that departed from this world, who first became Osiris and later, the Sun god as it will go for Ever and Ever; this same or similar symbolism is also found at the entrance of the Abu Simbel and Luxor Temple Complexes built by Ramses II.

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