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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  • In ancient times, the Avenue of the Sphinxes ran from Karnak temple to Luxor temple. The Avenue is currently be excavated and restored, with most of the work being done near Karnak. At some point...  more »
  • The avenue is closed. They are rebuilding it. There is a rope blocking you from walking on it. You can see a few Sphinx from behind the rope. Once it’s done it should be very nice.  more »

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