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  • Address: Luxor, Egypt
  • Admission: Free

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Avenue of Sphinxes

The Avenue of Sphinxes was the site of ceremonial processions and originally connected the temples of Luxor and Karnak, although it is considerably more recent than either of those sites, dating to around 380 BC. It stretched some 1.5 miles (2.7 kilometers) and would once have had 1,350 sphinxes lining its sides. Around half of those have been uncovered, with many reworked by later civilizations or sitting in museums. Much of the avenue itself is covered by modern buildings.

There are dozens of examples in various states of preservation forming the immediate approach to each temple. Some of them bear the cat-like features of the famous Great Sphinx at Giza, others have rams’ heads. The entire avenue is the subject of a major ongoing excavation project.

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The visible parts of the Avenue of Sphinxes form the main approaches to both the Karnak Temple and the more centrally located Luxor Temple.

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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Luxor, null
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Private Tour: Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples

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Take a half-day private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. You'll see two of the most impressive temples in Upper Egypt ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.60
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Luxor East Bank's Best Sights from Luxor, Luxor, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Luxor East Bank's Best Sights from Luxor

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Take a private guided tour to the East Bank of Luxor to see the ancient monuments of Karnak, Luxor Temples, and the Luxor Museum. You will be guided by a ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Private Full Day Tour to Luxor Monuments from Safaga, Safaga, Day Trips
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Private Full Day Tour to Luxor Monuments from Safaga

Private full day tour to see the highlights of the ancient West Bank and East Bank monuments in Luxor from Safaga. These highlights include Valley of the ...  Read more

Location: Safaga, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.00
Private Tour: Luxor Day Trip From Hurghada Including Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and ... 
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Private Tour: Luxor Day Trip From Hurghada Including Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Karnak Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover the archaeological treasures of Luxor on this private day trip from Hurghada. Traveling by private air-conditioned minivan, head for Luxor and explore ...  Read more

Location: Hurghada, Egypt
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Sound and Light Show Karnak Temple, Luxor, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sound and Light Show Karnak Temple

Sound and light show Karnak Temple

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.00
Private Guided Tour to Karnak Temple from Luxor, Luxor, Night Tours
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Private Guided Tour to Karnak Temple from Luxor

Private guided tour to the East Bank of Luxor, to see the ancient monuments of Karnak Temple. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Luxor East Bank Tour - Luxor and Karnak Temples, Luxor, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Luxor East Bank Tour - Luxor and Karnak Temples

Enjoy an afternoon on a private tour to explore Luxor East Bank, Karnak and Luxor Temples. The beautiful Temples of Karnak will start your afternoon, then take ...  Read more

Location: Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

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