Avenue of the Sphinxes, Thebes

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Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by sdhaddow
published on 26 April 2012
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The Avenue of the Sphinxes is a 3km ancient processional route that once linked Luxor temple with the Temple of Mut at Karnak to the south. The avenue and sphinxes were built during the reign of Nectanebo I (380-363 BC) who ruled during the 30th Dynasty. Each of the approximately 1350 sphinxes which originally lined the route are inscribed with his name.

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sdhaddow, . (2012, April 26). Avenue of the Sphinxes, Thebes. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/584/avenue-of-the-sphinxes-thebes/

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sdhaddow, . "Avenue of the Sphinxes, Thebes." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/584/avenue-of-the-sphinxes-thebes/.

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sdhaddow, . "Avenue of the Sphinxes, Thebes." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 27 Jul 2021.