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Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor

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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.
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  • Really nice to see hard to believe that this was done so many thousands of years ago. The area by the Luxor temple the Spinx were very dense. Again I think this is in the must category 
    Really nice to see hard to believe that this was done so many thousands of years ago. The area by the Luxor temple the Spinx were very dense. Again I think this is in the must category  more »
  • Simply a spectacular experience, as with all of the carvings at the temple it’s mind blowing the achievements of the craftsmen . As you visit this area you will see them 
    Simply a spectacular experience, as with all of the carvings at the temple it’s mind blowing the achievements of the craftsmen . As you visit this area you will see them  more »
  • I agree with the previous reviewer. I expected a lot more. The area looked like it wasn't looked after and work going on around it. 
    I agree with the previous reviewer. I expected a lot more. The area looked like it wasn't looked after and work going on around it.  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing... Nearly 3 km Avenue connecting Luor Temple to Karnak Temple. Thousands of Sphinx lined this avenue. Newly reopened to the public. Walk the avenue.Avenue..
  • The entrance to Karnak first takes you down the Avenue of the Rams. It's amazing to think how long ago these were carved. Worth spending some time looking at them and the detail that still remains.
  • This is one of the most amazing and biggest temples in Egypt! with with a great entrance, great architecture. This is the simplest description of this pharaonic architectural masterpiece. These photos will take you on a short, brief journey inside the temple from the entrance to the exit.. Note: Follow the rest of the temple sites and you will complete the story.
  • Just a small, mysterious prelude before the magnificent passage in the center between the huge, unimaginable walls of the Karnak temple complex. Gray breath of ancient times and live illustration of many computer games from our childhood. Have we really been here?
  • The avenue of Ram headed sphinxes, at the entrance of the Karnak temple complex. Just spectacular !!

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