With no sign of the mortuary temple now and no buildings nearby, they look rather like a pair of ancient rulers sitting, and watching, silently over their kingdom.
For the Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt, looting of their tombs by grave robbers was a big problem.
When it comes to photo opportunities, the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens has to be the worst.
The path was originally lined with more than a thousand Sphinx, many of which laid in ruins underneath the city of Luxor as time built over the historical site.
The really impressive facts about the temple are not immediately obvious when you walk around it on your own.