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Avenue of Sphinxes

between the Karnak and Luxor temples, Luxor, Egypt
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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor...
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Ranked #16 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Haven't been to the avenue of the sphinxes for over 15 years and its still as special now as it was then. In fact there has been some real improvement and further excavation performed in the inter veaning period which only enhances the experience.

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Birmingham England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

These monsters all in a row are awesome amazing how the were built & in line too. Very hot here but plenty of places to shade & well worth the visit.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was great fun to see the sphinxes all lined up, all with some sort of damage, but somehow very stately and beautiful. It almost seemed like a movie set.

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Viewed the sphinxes during the day and at night, but it is most impressive at night. Running between Karnak and Luxor Temples they are very easy to see when in Luxor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

In the day, these sphinxes were lined up for miles along the road to link Luxor temple to Karnak. Today they are only a few hundred defaced ones left. It only takes you a minute to take a look when you visit Luxor Temple.

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Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Well done to the antiquities council for persevering with this work to uncover and reinstate the avenue of sphinxes between the temples of Luxor and Karnak highly evocative of the ancient rituals.

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Wilson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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

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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