Pharaonic chariots and a large number of performers featured in a elaborate ceremony to mark the opening to the public of the 3,000 year old Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor, Egypt.
It’s taken a period of ten years to excavate ancient walkway, which is almost 3km long and links two of the city’s eminence temples.
The public occasion incorporated elements of the earliest festival which travelled the route each year. It as well included music inspired by stories written on the walls of the temples in hieroglyphics. Egypt hopes the event will boost its ailing tourism sector, battered by political turmoil and the pandemic.