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#1 User is offline   Joerg 

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 02:45 PM

Egypt's Colossi of Memnon to be reunited with their twins

LUXOR, Egypt (AFP)
Towering like sentries above the necropolis of Ancient Thebes in southern Egypt,
the world-famous Colossi of Memnon will see their number double from two to four from next year.

The painstaking work of 12 archaeologists and hundreds of workers is about to redefine the way
visitors see and understand this mysterious site that has cast its spell over travellers for more than 2,000 years.

"It will be sensational, that's for sure!" Hourig Sourouzian, the project's enthusiastic director, enthused to AFP.

Next year two giant statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III will begin to rise again, just a hundred metres (328 feet)
behind his two existing colossi that mark the entrance to the temple.

Another two statues, still half-buried, will also be returned to their former upright position in the years to come.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:08 PM

Thanks for the info.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:22 AM

Thanks for the info, very interesting reading...we did actually see work going on there in June this year :)
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:49 PM

Incredible - how ineresting it must be to live in a country where things that disappeared in 27 BC are being rediscovered. The best we can do is a few centuries here in the US. This will be just one more spectacular sight to taken in when we get there.

Thank you for sharing!

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:24 AM

View PostSpikesgirl, on Jul 26 2008, 09:49 PM, said:

Incredible - how ineresting it must be to live in a country where things that disappeared in 27 BC are being rediscovered. The best we can do is a few centuries here in the US. This will be just one more spectacular sight to taken in when we get there.

Thank you for sharing!

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Hi Charlie,
We have quite a bit of history here, but it's not the same as Egyptian history...I would love nothing better to go on a dig over there. :lol:

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 01:56 PM

I would give my right arm to go on a dig lol...
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:47 PM

View Post~Mintaka~, on Jul 27 2008, 02:56 PM, said:

I would give my right arm to go on a dig lol...
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Hi Mintaka....well maybe a leg, think I would ned both hands for digging :lol: :)

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 03:58 PM

How true lol.
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 04:05 PM

Hi Mintaka,
We were on a trip there one year and they were doing a dig in Luxor temple, we were invited behind the scenes to take a look but obviously we couldn't participate or touch anything.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:13 PM

I so hope to be as fortunate!!!!
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:25 AM

Hi Mintaka,

We do as much as we can while we can because you never know what is around the corner do you?

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

That is so true, you never know where you are going to be, or who you will meet.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 04:21 PM

Hi Mintaka,

We never know if we will be here either, anything can happen, so live life to the full while you've got the chance, that's what I say.

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