Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Sphinx-lined road found in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient road lined with sphinxes in the southern city of Luxor.

It is the first time archaeologists have revealed the road's actual route, even though it is mentioned in many ancient texts.

The road reportedly led from the temples of Luxor north to the temple of an ancient goddess called Mut in Karnak.

The Egyptian government says 12 sphinxes were found along the road and were inscribed with names from the last dynasty of pharaohs, from around 360BC.

Read more: ABC News

Archaeologists discover second sphinx-lined road in Luxor dating back to fourth century

Read more: Daily Mail

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