Monday, January 17, 2011

Update on Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor

Global Arab Network

This article mixes news about the Avenue with the recent news about the Amenhotep III fragments posted about yesterday. I took some photos of the Avenue whilst I was in Luxor which I'll post when I get around to sorting through the rest of all the photographs that I took. It is really quite awesome how much has been cleared.

Minister Hosni visited Luxor accompanied by Zahi Hawwass, the Supreme Council of Antiquates chief and Luxor governor Samir Farag to inspect the project.

The minister announced the removal of the Anglican and Orthodox churches which lie on the road in order to resume works of the project’s 2nd phase.

He said work is on foot in spite of problems and obstacles hindering the progress of the project . . . .

This came during an inspection tour of the Ram Road by Hosni, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Zahi Hawwas and Luxor Governor Samir Farag on Sunday 9/1/2011.

The development project of the road is expected to be complete in a year.

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