19 January 2022 04:27 PM

Western media sheds light on Avenue of Sphinxes' ceremony, lauds Sisi's efforts to promote tourism

Saturday، 27 November 2021 - 10:52 AM

Western media threw light on Egypt inauguration of the Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor, Upper Egypt Thursday.

In a report published on its website Friday, NBC News underlined President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's efforts in support of promoting the Egyptian tourism sector.

President Sisi attended the Egyptian city-wide spectacle; part of an ongoing push to promote archeological discoveries and revive Egypt's flagging tourism industry.

The ancient walkway, nearly two miles long and about 250 feet wide, was once named “The Path of God.” It connects the Temple of Luxor with the Temple of Karnak, just up the Nile river to the north.

A spectacular parade that began after nightfall in Egypt proceeded along the length of the avenue, which is lined on either side by over 600 ram-headed statues and traditional sphinxes, statues with a lion’s body and a human’s head. 

The march included participants in pharaonic dress, a symphony orchestra, lighting effects, professional dancers, boats on the Nile, horse drawn carriages and more.

Bloomberg and other international media outlets also highlighted the event and hailed its celebration.

MENA


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