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The Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Nubia, Egypt, 1878. Artist: Felix Bonfils

The Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Nubia, Egypt, 1878. Artist: Felix Bonfils


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The Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Nubia, Egypt, 1878. Artist: Felix Bonfils

The Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Nubia, Egypt, 1878. These colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Amenophis III) stood in front of the mortuary temple that is now destroyed. Amenthotep III reigned between 1417 BC and 1379 BC. From Album of Photographs, Egypt, by Felix Bonfils, 1878

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The Colossi of Memnon, Thebes, Nubia, Egypt, 1878. Artist: Felix Bonfils This print by Felix Bonfils takes us back to the ancient wonders of Egypt. Standing tall and proud are the colossal statues of Amenhotep III, also known as Amenophis III, who reigned during the 18th dynasty in the New Kingdom era from 1417 BC to 1379 BC. These magnificent stone sculptures once guarded the entrance to a now-destroyed mortuary temple. Despite their weathered appearance and missing parts, they still exude an aura of regal grandeur that captivates all who behold them. The seated figures depict a powerful male pharaoh with an air of authority and wisdom. Their sheer size is awe-inspiring, emphasizing the might and majesty of this ancient ruler. As we gaze upon this remarkable image captured over a century ago, we are transported to a time when these statues were vibrant symbols of Egyptian artistry and architectural prowess. They serve as reminders not only of Egypt's rich history but also its enduring cultural legacy. Bonfils' masterful composition brings out every intricate detail in these ruins while maintaining a sense of mystery surrounding their past glory. This photograph serves as both an archaeological document and a work of art that allows us to appreciate the beauty found within ancient ruins. With each passing year since Bonfils took this photograph in 1878, these col

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