Avenue of Sphinxes

Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor

Avenue of Sphinxes
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Ancient Ruins • Historic Walking Areas
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Uppity Doc
Galveston, TX105 contributions
best viewed at night
Jul 2021
Not much to see, they are in the process of restoring, best viewed at night or sunset. I bet it was grand in pharaonic times
Written 18 July 2021
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TheFadi
Cairo, Egypt25 contributions
Luxor The Open Air Museum
Mar 2021
The Avenue of Sphinxes is a must see a stretch of 4km connecting Luxor Temple to the Karnak Temple. The stretch is undergoing a series of renovations, when done I am certain will be a remarkable route to walk through in the cooler hours of the evening.
Written 15 March 2021
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a h
Australia1,437 contributions
3 km of majestic place
Dec 2020 • Business
This avenue is still being excavated so expect even more major developments. Best to see at night from the temple side
Written 18 December 2020
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Wael
28 contributions
I love egypt
Nov 2020 • Couples
Oh my god.really its very very cleaver old Egyptian peaple who build this sphanx.im sure i will visit again and again
Written 2 December 2020
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DEK_29
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions
Ancient way that links Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple
Jan 2020
The Avenue of the Sphinxes is the ancient way that links Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple. The avenue its self is an interesting piece of history that sank beneath centuries of silt deposits from the annual Nile inundation to being re-found by modern archaeologists. Our hotel, the Nefertiti Hotel was situated right on the road next to the avenue which gave us splendid views up and down the avenue. During a night visit to Luxor Temple, I went for a short walk along the avenue to see some of the sphinxes up close. definately worh a close up look.
Written 11 September 2020
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alexandresfcpg
Praia Grande, SP625 contributions
Não existe mais / Do not exist anymore
Oct 2019
É a avenida que ligava os Templos de Luxor e Karnak, hoje só existem algumas esfinges na entrada do Templo de Karnak, a avenida não existe mais.

It is the avenue that connected the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, today there are only a few sphinxes at the entrance to the Temple of Karnak, the avenue no longer exists.

Written 7 July 2020
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CPaM68
Texas586 contributions
See more near Luxor Temple
Jan 2020
The Avenue of the Sphinxes is over 1 1/2 miles long, connecting Karnak Temple with Luxor Temple. The construction of the Avenue of Sphinxes was begun during the New Kingdom and was finished during the rule of King Nectanebo I (380-362 BC). Around 1,350 sphinx statues are thought to have originally lined the road which was only used once a year during the Opet Festival. During the festival, Egyptians paraded along the road carrying statues of Amun and Mut in a symbolic re-enactment of their marriage. The road was later renovated by Queen Cleopatra (51-30 BC) and then used by the Romans. The sections closer to the temples are in the best condition and are lined with well-preserved ram-headed and human-headed sphinxes. For several years there has been a restoration project underway to restore the avenue to its former glory and much of the avenue is closed off under excavation and reconstruction. Many buildings have been razed in the effort to restore the road and once again connect the two great temples. Many people have also complained that the effort is only being done to attract more tourists to the area. Still, it is very impressive. (PaM)
Written 30 June 2020
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Helen M
Windsor, Canada18 contributions
Impressive
Mar 2020
All my life I have heard about THE Sphinx, but to stand and look down this avenue is truly impressive.
Written 29 April 2020
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KarenAzinger
Portland89 contributions
Best seen from Luxor temple!
Feb 2020
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, you will be able to walk from on temple to the other, but for now the sphinxes are best viewed from the temple of Luxor. Go at sunset and view them in the changing light and then stay till after dark. The sphinxes and Luxor temple really come alive after dark with expert lighting. The light and subtle shadows make the temple come alive! If you have limited time, then visit Luxor temple and Avenue of Sphinxes after dark!
Written 19 March 2020
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Jessica L
Washington DC, DC28 contributions
Under construction
Mar 2020
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.
Written 14 March 2020
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