We drove out of Luxor and made our way out on to the plains to the impressive Colossi of Memnon – and they were colossal.
We went past the harvested fields and stopped by two huge restored statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III
They were much eroded and damaged but still mightily impressive. They are all that remains of the temple that stood there.
The images on the side panel were still very clear – the god Hapi and the royal wife Tiye.