The Colossus of Mormon is by far one of the strangest and most incredible discoveries humanity has ever made. They are massive, gigantic even, and best of all they are extremely heavy.
They are reported to weigh well over 1200 tons each and according to official statements these were not built block by block but instead they were actually just two single solitary blocks that were then sculpted into this form.
The statues are made out of quartzite sandstone blocks and they were supposedly brought here from queries to el-Gabal el Ahmar, near Cairo, and then transported to Thebes at a whopping 420 miles of a distance.
A lot of people have claimed this to be the work of slaves but, the same as with the pyramids, this couldn’t have been done by hands alone.
But regardless, that’s not even the best part; the best part is the fact that these ancient monuments used to sing!
That’s right, Greek and early Roman tourists have documented their visit to the monuments, and because they sang they ended up naming the statues Memnon, after the great hero from the Trojan war that defended Troy and ended up being killed by Achilles as a result to that.
The song that the statues sang allegedly was the song that the people used to sing to Memnon’s mother, the Goddess of Dawn Eos so she’d stop tearing up after her son.
The earliest documented visit dates back to 20 BC when Strabo, an ancient Greek historian, and geographer claimed to have heard the statues sing.