96: The Colossi of Memnon

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Amunhotep III (Part 7): Everything Bigger Than Everything Else.

For 2000+ years, the Colossi of Memnon have dazzled visitors to Thebes. What are the statues doing there? In this episode, we explore the lost Mortuary Temple of Amunhotep III, in particular the immense statues which are his enduring legacy. From the work of Egyptian builders to the heroes of Greek myth, the Colossi of Memnon have a unique and unusual story...

Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com

Harp Music by Michael Levy www.ancientlyre.com

Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2018/04/22/episode-96-the-colossi-of-memnon/

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