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Sphinx avenue to be inaugurated 2018

Post by newcastle » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:57 pm

Travel & Tourism News 13/09/2017
Kebash Road inauguration anticipated beginning of 2018

The place: Kebash Road in Luxor, the event: a grand inauguration ceremony, the timing: the beginning of next year, attendees: world’s leading archaeologists, intellectuals, local and international media, and Pharaonic civilization fans.

The Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany announced the inauguration of the Kebash Road which links the Karnak and Luxor temple complexes on Friday September 8 while inspecting the site of the project. The project is an attempt to return the Kebash Road to its former glory of about 5,000 years ago at a cost of LE240 million.

Karnak Road is the largest archaeological project in the Middle East.
With the inauguration of the Road, Luxor will become the largest open museum in the world.
The project experienced financial and administrative obstacles that caused its suspension for over a year and a half that were solved in coordination between Luxor governor and the ministries of Antiquities and Tourism.

Kebash Road will change the tourism map in Luxor and all of Egypt, Anany said on Friday.
It is the largest walkway for thousands of years of 2,700 meters long, where hundreds of famous archeological statues are lined up on its two sides, he added.

More than 5,000 years ago, Pharaonic King paved this road to walk their holy processions in the celebrations of the Opet festivals every year.
The king would lead the procession followed by senior officials, such as ministers, statesmen, and men of religion.
The procession included holy boats loaded with statues of the symbols of the Pharaonic religious beliefs. The public lined up on both sides of road, cheering and dancing, according to the minister.
Egyptian archeologist Mohamed Yehia Oweida said King Amenhotep the Third initiated the Kebash Road, in conjunction with the start of the construction of the Luxor Temple.

However, the most important contribution to the Road is attributed to King Nakhtenbo I, founder of the 30th Pharaonic Dynasty, the last of all Egypt’s Pharaonic dynasties, Oweida added.
Along the way, the passerby can enjoy 1,200 statues of sandstone. The statues are of two shapes: the first is for a lion’s body and the head of a human, and the second is for a ram.
The lion symbolized the sun which was greatly worshipped by Pharaohs, while the ram represented Khnum, one of the earliest Pharaonic deities believed to be the source of the Nile River, Oweida added.
The statues were surrounded by flower beds and water reservoirs for irrigation, while between each statue and another was a gap of four meters.

Queen Hatshepsut recorded on the walls of Karnak Temple that she had built seven compartments along this road, according to Oweida.



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Re: Sphinx avenue to be inaugurated 2018

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:20 pm

:a77: Hang on. I'll just close my eyes and stick a pin somewhere in my new 5 year diary. It stands as much a chance to be the correct date of this event as any other! :a21:
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Careful Newcastle you could be accused of spreading false news.

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Post by Dusak » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:43 pm

This must be the p*** take of the year. No way will this be completed by 2020, never mind 2018. Three years ago, because they had left it so long without foot traffic, the newly installed foot path, made from those five inch thick sandstone sets, or whatever the stone was, had to be all taken up and re-set as a veritable jungle had sprouted from between the joints and it had turned into the wiggly wobbly way, but good for skateboards. The beginning of this year, this newer section was again taken up because of the same problems as the original section. The next newer section is already showing signs of the same damage so will have to be re-laid. The walls that have been clad in stone are now badly damaged, so need repairing for any ''looks good'' factor tourist wise. There still is a monumental amount of excavation works needed to complete the run, including the rear section of the church and the list just goes on. They wasted X number of Le repairing and repainting all the facing properties cream, just for a quick drive by by him in power. Now those frontages are looking just as bad as they first did before the make over. What they need is some one like myself that would be more than willing to show them how to get the job done for as little as a two year visa. :lol:
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Re: Sphinx avenue to be inaugurated 2018

Post by newcastle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:09 pm

Well...f*ck you lot :xx

I do my best to keep you abreast of what's happening in that "open museum sewer" you call home...spend my precious time combing the internet for not-to-be-missed events of national importance and what do I f*cking get.....??

A load of cynical twattery :a1:

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Dusak wrote: What they need is some one like myself that would be more than willing to show them how to get the job done for as little as a two year visa. :lol:
:a75: Don't sell yourself short. It's Egypt! Land of the haggle and barter. I'm not suggesting you actually barter - goodness knows 'they' have probably taken already without exchange. However, a bit of haggling wouldn't go amiss. Start with demanding a full resident visa. Give yourself room to negotiate. That way you may be lucky and end up with the two year visa your're secretly hoping for. :a39: :a41:
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newcastle wrote:Well...f*ck you lot :xx

I do my best to keep you abreast of what's happening in that "open museum sewer" you call home...spend my precious time combing the internet for not-to-be-missed events of national importance and what do I f*cking get.....??

A load of cynical twattery :a1:

Serves you all right if you miss it :a12:
Seems we may have found I P Freely's Dad :lol: :lol:
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