The restored Avenue of the Sphinxes or Road of the Rams, a 3,000-year-old avenue that connects Luxor Temple with Karnak Temple, is seen during its opening ceremony, in Luxor, Egypt, November 25, 2021.
REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El GhanyLUXOR, Egypt, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A restored road connecting two ancient Egyptian temple complexes in Karnak and Luxor was unveiled on Thursday in a lavish ceremony aimed at raising the profile of one of Egypt's top tourist spots.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi marched along the road at the start of the ceremony.
The road has undergone several restoration efforts since being discovered in 1949, and the latest began in 2017.
In April, 22 ancient royal mummies from Luxor and the nearby Valley of the Kings were borne in procession from Cairo's Egyptian Museum to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Abdel Fattah al, Sisi, Sarah El Safty, Aidan Lewis, Kevin Liffey
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