LARGE STATUE IN THE QUARRY
As the frenzy of statue building continued to expand
there seems to have been a contest to construct the
most impressive monument. Statues became larger
and some extraordinarily large ones are still in the
quarry. They range in size up to 70 feet long, well
over twice as large as any that had ever been moved
to platforms! To set them in place along the coast they
would have had to transport them for several miles.
Abu Simbel are a little smaller, only 65 feet high!