Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Avenue of Sphinxes to be opened to public on October

The avenue of Sphinxes is to be to be opened to public on October. It has been 'reincarnated' into its original form. Visitors will be able to walk along the historical avenue as the ancient Egyptians did in the days of the Pharaohs.

Mansour Boreik, director of Luxor monuments, the ministry of state for antiquities (MSA) is organizing a special inauguration ceremony on October at the avenue.

The 2,700 metre long avenue of sphinxes was built during the reign of Pharaoh Nectanebo I of the 30th dynasty. It replaced one built in the 18th dynasty, by Queen Hatshepsut (1502-1482 BC), as recorded on the walls of her red chapel in Karnak Temple. 

For more click HERE.

See these videos of the Avenue of Sphinxes (pre-restoration).

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