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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 1 week ago

It is hard to believe that this magnificent avenue was buried under more modern Luxor for millennia, then the government in a flash of brilliance decided to knock down all the above property, in order to expose this marvel to sight and what an amazing...More

Thank Raymond K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luxor is a must see. The dig continues as the Avenue of Sphinxes develops. When complete this will be a wonderful addition to Luxor

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to an Opera performance of Aida here in 1989 or so, it was amazing to be in this area at night with it all lit up and period costume every where. What an amazing period of human history.

Thank Aulani M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool to image the the 400 Sphinxes from Karnak to Luxor back in the day. What is left is in front of Luxor Temple.

Thank marlaher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can only view from the street as they are still excavating the site. As i understand from the guide, some of the buildings have to be torn down or moved. But what a sight to see.

Thank Lms_La
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Opposite the Luxor Temple. Can be accessed with the same ticket. Is nice to visit during daytime or night. Gives an idea of how it must have been at Ancient Egypt.

Thank Minouy
Reviewed 17 June 2017

As the entrance to the temples, the lion statues are fantastic. You really feel like you are in the land of the pharaohs.

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 17 June 2017

To think theses Sphinxes are thousands of years old and still standing as magnificently as they do. You can't help but wonder at the history they have borne silent witness to. A truly remarkable place.

Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 15 June 2017

There were originally 1350 sphinxes in all. This religious path connected the Avenue of Ram-headed sphinxes in Karnak to the Avenue of Sphinxes in the Temple of Luxor. It is an incredible monument after all these years, even though much of it was destroyed in...More

Thank VKauf2014
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Avenue of Sphinxes is one of the most important archaeological and religious paths in Luxor, its grandeur delight. I can imagine the time of connection with Karnak how magnificent it was. It was the location of important religious ceremonies in ancient times.

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
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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
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