1,500 Commemorative Coins to Celebrate Luxor's Sphinx Avenue Parade
The Council of Ministers are celebrating the parade by approving a draft decision to issue 1,500 commemorative coins, with a design that shows us the process of restoring Luxor's ancient wonders.
Remember the Sphinx Avenue Parade? The parade celebrated the grand opening of some of Luxor's treasured monuments after Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and the Sphinx Avenue were fully restored. The Council of Ministers are now celebrating the occasion by approving a draft decision to issue 1,500 commemorative coins, with a design that shows us the process of restoring these ancient wonders.
During the age of the Pharaohs, the Opet Festival saw golden barques carried down the Sphinx Avenue, bringing statues of the gods from Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple. Upon the reopening of these newly restored Luxor monuments, this ancient ceremony was recreated for the majestic Sphinx Avenue Parade on November 25th, with plans to turn it into an annual event to put the spotlight on Luxor's ancient heritage so that Egyptians and tourists would be able to watch it live in-person.