In the evening, the flood lights come on and shine on the pylon at the front of the Luxor Temple – giving the nubian sandstone a real yellow golden colour. at the front of the entrance to the temple are two seated statues of Ramses II. There were four other standing statues in front of the pylon, but these have been damaged.
In addition to the statues, there were two obelisks. Only one remains with the other being donated to the French and now stands in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. I understand the French donated a clock at to the Egyptians which is now at the Mohammad Ali Mosque and has fallen into disrepair. I certainly know who got the better end of that deal.
The remaining Obelisk is made from Pink Granite and stands approximately 25 metres in height.
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