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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Egypt gears up for grand parade to celebrate Luxor's Pharaonic Kebash Road restoration - Egypt Independent

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Egypt gears up for grand parade to celebrate Luxor's Pharaonic Kebash Road restoration

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inspected a project that is restoring the Pharaonic Kebash (Rams) Road, which links the Karnak and Luxor temples at a length of 2,700 meters.

The PM was accompanied by Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany, Luxor Governor Mostafa Alham, and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa al-Waziry.

The road is lined with 1,200 statues of rams next to a group of ancient shrines, and was used for ancient Egyptian processions.

The visit comes as part of ongoing preparations to open the road to tourists soon. A procession and a huge celebration will take place once the work is finished.

After the completion of the project, which is in its final stages, tourists will be able to walk from Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple through this road, which was built by the ancient Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago to be used for the sacred processions of kings and gods in festive celebrations.

Each year, the king walked, accompanied by ministers, high priests, and statesmen behind the sacred boats that carried statues of the gods, while the people lined up on both sides of the road dancing and cheering.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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