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Avenue of Sphinxes

between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Reviewed yesterday

We got some of the history of the discovery and subsequent excavation of this avenue, which made it that much more interesting. Apparently the avenue had been lost to time and, when re-discovered, it had had many dwellings built on top of it. Everyting has...More

Thank BecsterA59
Reviewed 1 week ago

An avenue of human headed sphinxes of over one and a half miles (3 km) once connected the temples of Karnak and Luxor. This road was used once a year during the Opet festival when the Egyptians paraded along it carrying the statues of Amun...More

Thank jimles7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avenue of sphink is actually a 5 + km long channel between Luxor and Karnak temples where statues of animals made in a row protecting the monument. It is very much part of Luxor city where you can drive by this avenue. Most of them...More

Thank JSS71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see the avenue grow day by day. The parts that are ready are marvellous and it is not difficult to imagine what it will look like (what it looked like in those days) once it is finished. A lot of people work hard...More

Thank JimVL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site is being developed. Not much to walk around now. But will be a good walking tour to link Karnak to Luxor temples.

Thank glmeldo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as a result of the recently re-built sphinxes probably one could get some idea about the atmosphere of a ritual procession;

Thank deyan55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ave of the Sphinx is 2 miles long, much of which was only discovered a few months ago. It connects Karnak with Luxor Temple. Most Sphinx are eroded or chipped. Most have a little King Tut below the chin. A MUST!!!

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This attraction will be spectacular once the construction is complete, as you will have the pathway of the Avenue of Sphinxes from the start of Luxor all the way to the Temple of Karnak. As for now, it presents a good photo opportunity looking back...More

1  Thank digitalroc
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

It' currently in reconstruction and looks nothing as it should have looked at the origine but when they will have completed it will be awesome as it's suppose to be 1400 sphinxes on a road of 2.5 kilometers long.

1  Thank Eric B
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The Avenue of Sphinxes connects temples in Karnak and Luxor (ancient Thebes). The Avenue has religious significance. The Egyptian government has led the way in restoring the Avenue of Sphinxes to its ancient glory. The Avenue is truly magnificent. It is speculated that Antony and...More

Thank Jeffry B
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13 January 2015|
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Response from Catherine P | Reviewed this property |
No I'm afraid the Avenue has not been done, having been there in November and seen the condition of Luxor even from our last visit in May I'm afraid to say it may Never be finished . Luxor at the moment through no fault of... More