Colossus, colossi


Colossus, colossi
    Enormous statues of divinities or royal persons found in some of the temples: in the temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel (in front of the facade and as columns in the form of the god Osiris); as columns in the form of *Akhenaten in his Aten temple at Thebes; and as the Colossi of Memnon which once flanked the entrance to *Amenophis III's Theban mortuary temple.
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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