Egypt reopens its Great Sphinx Street in Luxor | Globalism
For centuries it was one of the most important roads in ancient Egypt, being the focus of ritual ceremonies for the annual flood of the Nile, then abandoned and built by the urban sprawl of modern Luxor.
Tonight, though, the Grand Avenue of the Sphinxes, an old 1.7-mile road, will be Officially reopened With a grand procession to rival those the pharaohs witnessed up to 3,500 years ago.
Hundreds of costumed dancers, musicians and actors are set to take part in the inauguration ceremonies of what is now one of the world’s largest open-air archaeological sites, linking the famous ancient temples of Karnak and Luxor, after decades of restoration.
Queen Hatshepsut began the path developed by the pharaohs over the next thousand years
Originally built by a female pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut (1479-1458 BC), the street was developed during the following period