Avenue of Sphinxes



Avenue of sphinxes


Avenue of Sphinxes

This avenue of Sphinxes leads to Luxor Temple, about 1.2 miles/2 kilometers south of Karnak Temple. It once ran all the way between Luxor and Karnak temples. These sphinxes combine the body of a lion with the head of king Nectanebo I (380-363 B.C.E.). They were rebuilt in the fourth century B.C.E. to replace the ruined New Kingdom sphinxes. Carved and painted sandstone.