An ancient pathway lined with statues of the mythical beast, Avenue of Sphinxes connects the temples of Luxor and Karnak. The 2.7 km (1.7 mi) road was once flanked by around 1,350 sphinxes, with the body of a lion and the head of a man. During the annual Opet festival, worshipers would parade figures of the god Amun and his wife Mut down the avenue, celebrating their union. Ongoing excavations at the archaeological site continue to unearth the sphinxes, with some now rebuilt at each end, leading up to the two temples. To visit Avenue of Sphinxes on your holiday in Luxor, and find out what else Luxor has to offer, use our Luxor journey maker site .
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Avenue of Sphinxes Reviews
The avenue of Sphinxes is slowly being uncovered. The view from the Luxor temple shows the most uncovered area. more »
Zostało z niej niewiele, ale to co pozostało i tak oddaje niezwykłość tego miejsca... Kilku kilometrowa droga wiodąca do świątyni w Karnaku... wiodąca pośród posągów Amona, przedstawiającego jako bran... more »There was little to it, but what remained and so reflects the uniqueness of this place... Several kilometres of road leading to the temple in Karnak... Leading among the statues of Amona, presenting as a... It is a pity that only its fragment is subjected to maintenance and preserved as a relative order. Unfortunately, the remaining part of the statues, or rather in most of the posts will die in a short time. Already today, the environment is drowed in garbage and is built on roads, etc.
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