Valley of the Kings

The ancient Egyptians built massive and elaborate tombs for themselves. The most famous site is the Valley of the Kings which is a long narrow defile situated on the River Nile’s west bank in Upper Egypt. It was once part of the ancient city of Thebes (modern town of Luxor) and acted as a burial … More Valley of the Kings

The Colossi of Memnon

Located west of the modern city of Luxor and facing east toward the River Nile, standing at 60 ft high and weighing 720 tons each, these two monumental and imposing sandstone statues are known as the Colossi of Memnon. They represent Amenhotep III (1385-1353 BCE) of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt in all his glory. … More The Colossi of Memnon