THE CLOSSI OF MEMNON
The two statues stands in a fixed position and it’s position is to guard the entrance of amenhotep memorial temple.
Memnon was a hero of the Trojan war, a king of Ethiopia who had to help defend the beleaguered city .
The name of clossi associating with part of Greeks and it is referred generaaly to the entire Theban necropolis as the “memnonium” .
In the clossi of memnon, there is a legend “the vocal memnon” shows the reputation of the statue’s oracular power’s.
The two statues are made from blocks of quartize sandstone which was quarried from gebel-el-silsila . both of two statues were damaged , but the eastern northern figure has a large extentive crack in the lower half .
Due to the reconstruction of the roman empire attempt shows the upper levels of statues have different types of sandstone.