Do you know the game books “Find Waldo?” Where is Waldo in this picture?
The Colossal of Memnon, 63 feet high, sitting on a 9 feet base, makes it difficult to find him. The statue was part of the funerary temple of Amenhoteb the 3rd, which was destroyed in 27 BC. by an earthquake – and since after the earthquake the stones of the temple were taken to build another temple, he is sitting there all alone – or maybe not?
No! There there is a second one, — and together they are an impressive setting for the backdrop of the Valley of the Kings, seen behind them.
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