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Popular tourist attraction reopened in Egypt

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The opening ceremony of the Alley of the Sphinxes, which is located between the two oldest temples of the city, was held in Luxor, Egypt, on the evening before, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the BBC.

The colorful ceremony was attended by hundreds of artists who reproduced elements of the ancient festival that took place on this site.

The construction of the alley began under Pharaoh Thutmose III and Queen Hatshepsut. In ancient Egypt, the road was used for solemn processions.

The alley is almost 3 kilometers long and about 3 thousand years old. Archaeologists have spent several decades on its excavations.

In total, over a thousand sphinxes are located along the alley.

Egyptian authorities are hoping that the opening of the Alley of the Sphinxes will attract tourists to the country after a series of political upheavals and the coronavirus pandemic.

14:34,26 November 2021
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