Amnhotep III built a mortuary Temple in Thebes that was guarded by gigantic statues at the front gates. All that remains of that ancient structure are two 23 meter high, 1,000 ton statues of Amnhotep III. Locals refer to the statues as "el-Colossat" or "es-Salamat". The statues are made from carved blocks of quartzite quarried either at Giza or Gebel es-Silsila. The northern statue depicts Amnhotep III with his mother, Mutemwia, while the southern is of Amnhotep III with his wife, Tiy and one of his daughters.
Above is Amnhoteps Tomb. A Pharaoh from the 18th dynasty (1382-1344BC) who was a prolific builder and a relatively benevolent ruler. His reign lasted almost 40 years and was both stable and prosperous. He took the throne of Egypt at the age of 12.