Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor

4.4
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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  • This is two rows of sphinxes which connect Karnak temple and Luxor temple. You are not allowed to walk it but best viewed are from Luxor temple . Allow ten minutes for photo stop when you visit Luxor....  more »
  • Many remaining remnants and reflected a grand period. Can be seen from a distance but up close and personal is better. The carvings, paintings and layout as well as the pieces piled up by era took...  more »
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