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The great Opening of the new Avenue of Sphinxes

Luxor Governorate is preparing for a major and huge event carried out by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in cooperation with all Egyptian state agencies. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Khaled El-Anany are following the development process for this celebration themselves.

The organization of this event comes to promote tourism in Luxor Governorate, and to highlight its unique tourist and archaeological components, especially after the amazing development and beautification of the Corniche, streets and squares happened in the past year in the city of Luxor.

Through the following blog, you will know everything about the new Avenue of Sphinxes (or Rams Road) celebration event in details:

The importance of the road of rams

The Avenue of Sphinxes (or Rams Road) connects Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple with a length of 2,700 meters. The Rams Road includes around 1200 statues of Amun-Re and the Sphinx. In ancient Egypt they used to call the Road of Rams “Wat Nether”, meaning the way of God.

On the way of rams, the celebrations of the Opet festivals were held every year, which are the harvest festivals of the ancient Egyptians. The statues of rams were held in two forms, the first in the form of a lion’s body and the head of a human “Sphinx”, and the second in the form of a ram’s body and a ram’s head as a symbol of the god “Amun-Ra”.

Festival activities

The project to revive the Rams Road is one of the most important archaeological projects in Luxor Governorate. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is organizing a dazzling pharaonic carnival that befits the nobility of Luxor city. There will also be an exhibition of rare pictures from the 19th century which tells the history of the Karnak and Luxor temples and the procession route that connects both temples. This is plus some of the most important Archaeological discoveries, pictures and scenes of celebrations that were held in ancient times.

The importance of this event for tourism

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is working in full swing to recreate the Luxor city as it was in the ancient times so all the world can enjoy living in the glory time of the ancient Egyptian but with the taste of modern life. 

After the great success and the charm of the mummies transferring event from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat last April, they are preparing for another glorious event in the ancient capital of Egypt, Luxor city.  

The celebration of the discovery of the “Road of Rams” came after the projects that were carried out to develop the tourist infrastructure in Luxor city, such as developing the Corniche, and raising the efficiency of facilities and buildings. 

President Sisi directed that this celebration be a continuation of great events that fits the greatness of Egyptian history and in the coming years there will be lots of surprises and charming events to show the Egyptians antiquities to the whole world. 

It’s expected to enjoy such an event in the coming few days and the exact date will be announced very soon, we will keep you posted. 

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