Saturday, December 24, 2011

Avenue of sphinxes to open to public in March

Ahram Online (Nevine El-Aref)

If I remember rightly, this was supposed to open October/November, so this is a fairly substantial delay, but unsurprising under the circumstances.

During an inspection tour of Luxor’s archaeological sites, the Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim announced that the Avenue of Sphinxes will be partly opened to public by mid March. “We have chosen a date that coincides with the opening of the Berlin International Tourism Market on 13 March 2011,” Ibrahim told Ahram Online.

He explained that a 150 metre long section out of the 2,700 meters of the avenue will be ready for the public after restoration, promising to solve all technical and financial problems in order to resume restoration work in the rest of the avenue.

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