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Avenue of Sphinxes

1,169 Reviews

Avenue of Sphinxes

1,169 Reviews
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Full Day Tour to East and West Banks of Luxor

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See the highlights of Luxor on this full-day tour of to the East and West Banks of the Nile. Explore the city's magnificent temples, tombs, and monuments in the company of an Egyptologist guide. Includes visits to the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Karnak Temple.
USD 76.50 per adult
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a h wrote a review Dec. 2020
Australia1,110 contributions166 helpful votes
This avenue is still being excavated so expect even more major developments. Best to see at night from the temple side
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Date of experience: December 2020
Wael wrote a review Dec. 2020
28 contributions15 helpful votes
Oh my god.really its very very cleaver old Egyptian peaple who build this sphanx.im sure i will visit again and again
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Date of experience: November 2020
DEK_29 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Brisbane, Australia1,090 contributions1,061 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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alexandresfcpg wrote a review Jul. 2020
Praia Grande, SP625 contributions145 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
CPaM68 wrote a review Jun. 2020
Texas532 contributions465 helpful votes
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)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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