Colossi of Memnon

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The Historical Site

What should we know?

Name in local script:el-Colossat‎‎, es-Salamat
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Environment type:desert, mountain, scrub
Location type:rural, village

What can we see or do there?

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Shops:souvenirs
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Egyptian Pound (EGP)
 
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:10 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
everyday
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High season:October to May
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How can we get in contact?

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Telephone:0114 813 0616
 
Language(s):Arabic
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:20

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:The Sahara
 
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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Size:20m high
Altitude:76m

Top Descriptions

These majestic statues in the West Bank are thought to be some 3,400 years old. Though little else surrounds them, the lack of ruins here simply accentuates the towering height of these pieces. Well worth a stop. – Sarah
 
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Top Tips

This site doesn’t require much time so perhaps stop here on the way to or from other sites, such as the in the Valley of the Kings.
There shouldn’t be an entrance fee; you can simply pull up in a car and snap away.
Apart from souvenir sellers, there aren’t any amenities here.
 
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