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Of all the splendors of Ancient Thebes, the jewel has to be the magnificent Luxor Temple. This monument, built on a much more human scale than the massive Karnak complex is less overwhelming and much easier to take in when visiting. Over the coming weeks This section of the site will be expanded to give an all too brief glimpse of the splendors of the Temple.
 
The approach to the temple is lined with human headed sphinxes. Interestingly each one has it's own facial expression. This ranges from the serious to the smiling.

  

Amongst the fairly recent discoveries on this site the most notable was the excavation of a large quantity of statues which had been buried to make way for new additions to the temple precinct. Some of these are shown in the Luxor Museum section of this site.