Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor

4.4
Historic Walking Area · Ruin
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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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