Hawass: 4th stage of project on discovering route of Luxor's rams road kicks off
Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), said on 16/5/2007 that the fourth stage of a project on discovering the route of the Road of Rams at Luxor kicked off.
The Rams Road is an avenue of ram-headed sphinxes leading from the Luxor Temple to the Great Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak.
In statements to MENA, Hawwas said that the third stage of the project led to the discovery of the 54th sphinx-like statue, as well as a quartz steal depicting Bakenkhunsu, the High Priest of Amun-Ra, King of the Gods.
The discovery adjusts and reveals more about the history of the 20th dynasty, said Hawwas.
The avenue of ram-headed sphinxes leeds the visitor to the massive front of the first pillar of the Karnak Temple in the ancient city of Luxor, some 690km south of the capital Cairo