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Avenue of Sphinxes

between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples
88%
Ranked #16 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Wilson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

From the Luxor temple you just get a taste of what the avenue must have been like, lined all the way from the Karnak temple with sphinxes.

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Banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The avenue of the Sphinxes are literally on the road side. They line both sides of the road and are quite a site.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a work in progress as they uncover more and more of these incredible statues. It is absolutely worth a walk among them. I was amazed. To think there are more to come is truly staggering. What this place look like back in the day must've been beyond belief

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The avenue of the Sphinxes is most certainly worth a visit and especially at night. It now has new evening lighting that makes it and amazing visit and to take in the atmosphere. The sphinxes at the Luxor temple end are particularly nice and in good order. The temple also has new lighting. I recommend an evening visit to this... More

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London England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is the first part of the Avenue of the Sphinxes which has only recently been re-constructed. There are plans to excavate and join it from the Temple of Luxor to Karnak - although I can not imagine when or how this would be done given it would cut across some significant roads. The section at Luxor Temple is wonderful,... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

They are still excavating and when it is done you can walk from Luxor Temple direct to Karnak Temple it was amazing to see it.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

An avenue lined with sphinxes once ran between Luxor Temple and Karnak. It is in the process of being restored, along with two other sphinx lined avenues approaching Karnak from different directions. It will be quite beautiful once restoration is complete.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It was several years since I had last been to Luxor and I was amazed how many more sphinxes were unearthed. Great work by the archeologists. A must see.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This admission to this site is included in your ticket to Luxor. According to the guide I had in Karnak UNESCO is planning to link Luxor and Karnak by the Avenue of Sphinxes as it was originally. You can see the excavation work as you travel around the city. That will be a site to see. We were happy that... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great place to visit, shame they built so many roads straight through the middle of it. Some of it is excavated nearer the luxor temples and the remaining further into town is currently being unearthed still

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