Mystery ‘Whistling’ The Statue Of The Pharaoh In Egypt – Colossi of Memnon or also known as the Colossus of Memnon, two large stone statue is located on the West Bank of the Nile River, opposite the modern city of Luxor, Egypt. The statues towering at a height of about 18 meters. Their disembodied Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled ancient Egypt about 3,400 years ago.
The twin statues depict the Pharaoh of the middle in a sitting position, hands resting on his knees and his view facing eastward toward the river. They never stand displayed on the entrance gate to the Temple of Amenhotep’s memorial, a large construction built during the heyday of the Pharaoh.
At that time, the temple complex is the largest and most opulent in Egypt. Over time, the annual flooding of the Nile River began gnawing at the temple complex of Pharaoh finally decided to destroy the entire Temple and use the existing stones for other buildings. Some of the statues still left, even though the shape is broken.
There is an interesting legend behind the name of this monument. In 27 BC, a massive earthquake destroyed the Colossus to the North. Giant statues that collapsed from the waist up and cracked at the bottom. After that event, the remaining statues began to produce strange noises.
This strange phenomenon usually occurs in the early hours. It is estimated to occur due to increased temperature and evaporation of moisture contained in the cracks of the statue. Even though it sounds a bit creepy, tourists from all over the world thus came to this place to hear “whistles” the statue of Memnon.