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Luxor, ancient Thebes was the capital of ancient Egypt. At that time, two temples dominated the city: Karnak and Luxor. An avenue of more than two kilometers long linking the two temples. Is the Avenue of the Sphinxes. It was built by Pharaoh Nectanebo I (who reigned from 380-362 BC). Its construction replaced an avenue built by Queen Hatshepsut (1502-1482 BC). In total, archaeologists have unearthed more than 650 of the 1350 existing sphinxes.

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  • Copyright: Juanjo Torrado (JTorrado) (23)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-08-27
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/4.9, 1/2 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-09-18 3:16
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