Egypt unveils the amazing renovated ‘Avenue of the Sphinxes’ in Luxor
Egyptian authorities unveiled a renovated 3,000-year-old ancient promenade in Luxor, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures.
Egypt has struggled a lot to revive its tourism industry after the battered by years of political turmoil following the 2011 popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak, and more lately, the coronavirus pandemic.
The ancient walkway, known as the Avenue of the Sphinxes but also known as the Way of the Rams and the Path of the Gods, connects the magnificent Karnak and Luxor temples in what was the city of Thebes, which used to be Egypt’s capital in antiquity.
It is believed to have been the route taken by pilgrims to visit temples and pay tribute to their gods.
The ancient road at Luxor, which sits on the banks of the Nile River some 650 kilometers (400 miles) south of Cairo and is lined with sculptures of rams and sphinxes on pedestals, spans for several kilometers and had been under excavation for more than 50 years.
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