"Archaeologists have unearthed a set of 12 limestone sphinx statues near the road known as the Avenue of the Sphinxes. The discovery was made during routine excavations within the framework of the Ministry of Culture's plan to develop and revitalise the ancient religious path that once connected the temples of Luxor and Karnak.

Unlike other sphinxes found in the area, these latest statues were not located on the Avenue of the Sphinxes but at the end of a newly-discovered road built in the reign of Pharaoh Nectanebo I (380-362 BC). This road also stretched from the Karnak temples to Luxor Temple, ending at the temple dedicated to the goddess Mut.

Mansour Boraik, supervisor of Luxor antiquities, says another ancient Egyptian road that ran from east to west towards the Nile has also been located to the east of the newly-discovered sphinxes.

"This is the first time a road like this has been found," Boraik told Al-Ahram Weekly. He added that although only 20 metres of the road had been found so far, it had been revealed to be a very elegant path and was paved with sandstone blocks brought from the Gabal Al-Silsila quarries north of Aswan..."

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