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Memnon

(mĕm`nŏn), in Greek mythology, king of Ethiopia, son of Tithonus and Eos. In the Trojan War he fought against the Greeks, and after he had killed Antilochus, he himself was killed by Achilles. Eos obtained immortality from Zeus for her son. Memnon was supposed to have lived in Egypt, and the Greeks gave his name to the great statue of Amenhotep III at Thebes. This statue was said to make a musical sound at daybreak, at which time Memnon greeted his mother, goddess of dawn.

Memnon

 

in ancient Greek mythology, the king of the Ethiopians, son of Eos (the goddess of dawn), and participant in the Trojan War. Memnon perished in hand-to-hand combat with Achilles and was buried in Ethiopia (which the ancient Greeks sometimes placed in East Africa). In particular, one of two colossal statues erected during the reign of Amenhotep III in Thebes (Egypt) was considered to be a depiction of Memnon. Damaged during an earthquake, the statue emitted a sound at dawn which the ancients identified as the voice of Memnon.

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Jeddah, Ramadan 01, 1436, June 19, 2015, SPA -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his office at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah on Thursday President Memnon Hussein of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
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Muscat, Dec 18 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has sent a cable of condolences to President Memnon Hussein of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the victims of the terrorist attack, which targeted the school affiliated to the Pakistani Army in Peshawar city.
The temple is already famous for its existing 3,400-year-old Memnon colossi -- twin statues of Amenhotep III, whose reign archaeologists say marked the political and cultural zenith of ancient Egyptian civilization.
The temple is already famous for its existing 3,400-year-old Memnon colossi -- twin statues of Amenhotep III whose reign archaeologists say marked the political and cultural zenith of ancient Egyptian civilisation.
Summary: German-Armenian archaeologist says 'world until now knew two Memnon colossi, but from today it will know four colossi of Amenhotep III.
Nujaifi arrived to Islamabad last Thursday He met during the visit Pakistani President Memnon Hussein during the visit and participated in the work of the Sixth General Conference of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly held in Islamabad the Pakistani capital for the period 8 -10 December .
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