Few days separate the world from Luxor’s ‘The Sphinx Avenue’ grand event on Nov. 25



Mon, 22 Nov 2021 - 02:44 GMT


Mon, 22 Nov 2021 - 02:44 GMT

FILE - Al-Kebbash Road

FILE - Al-Kebbash Road

CAIRO – 22 November 2021: A few days separate the  world from the official opening of the Rams Road in Luxor Governorate on November 25.





It is considered the largest archaeological event similar to the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade, where royal mummies were transferred in a solemn procession from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.





This grand event aims to promote tourism to Egypt and Luxor, and to highlight the tourist and archaeological components that characterize the governorate, especially in light of the completion of the Egyptian state’s work to develop and raise the efficiency of the infrastructure in the governorate, develop and beautify the Corniche, its streets and squares, and the project to restore the Hall of  Columns in Karnak Temples, the Hall of 14 Columns of Luxor Temple and the road for major processions known as “Al-Kebbash Road” [Rams Road].





“The celebration of Egypt and the world of the Rams Road carries a human dimension that embodies the meanings of love in ancient Egypt, as the Luxor temple was built for the deity Amun Ra, who used to celebrate his wedding to his wife Mot once a year.




During the celebration, the kings of ancient Egypt used it as a sacred path for religious processions, as was the case during the Opet Festival, which is the greatest scenario in history depicting the aesthetics of the Nile River and the environment of ancient Thebes, which the world will see for the first time on November 25,” said Antiquities expert Abdel Rahim Rehan, Director General of Archaeological Research and Studies and Scientific Publication in South Sinai, at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.





The walls of the Karnak Temple bear inscriptions representing the deity  Amun Ra, the master of the gods in ancient Egypt, and his wife Mot, depicting a remarkable hug scene.





The celebrations are depicted in Luxor Temple in several scenes on the western wall of the first courtyard of Ramses II and on the western wall of the lobby 14, the column of King Amenhotep III, which was probably completed by King Tutankhamun and engraved with scenes of the Opet Festival.





Moreover, there are also scenes of the red cabin of Queen Hatshepsut in the Temple of Amun Ra in Karnak and the Ramesseum Temple of Ramses II.




With this massive renovation project, the Egyptian government aims to convert Luxor into an open museum, restoring its historical beauty and luster in a manner that befits its rank as the most important historical city in the world.





Al-Kebbash Road is the road that connects the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temples.






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