Road festive started rams Held in Luxor, in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Mrs. Intisar El-Sisi, wife of President El-Sisi, with a number of lyrical paragraphs, in addition to a lyrical show inspired by the Opet Festival.
The concert included a singing segment by the artist Mohamed Hamaki and Lara Iskandar, as well as an explanation by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Anani to President El-Sisi about the history of the Rams Road, and the Luxor Temple.
The ceremony also included a speech by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities about the objectives of that celebration, the development and restoration operations of the Rams Road, and the clarification of the importance of tourism in Egypt.
This evening, Thursday evening, the world’s attention turned to the promotional and cultural celebration of the city of Luxor, in celebration of the completion of the project to reveal the road to the grand processions, “The Way of the Rams.” It is one of the most important archaeological roads and elements of the ancient city of Thebes, which the state attaches great importance to discovering. The historical road of the kings of the pharaohs was revealed more than 72 years ago, and excavations continued during the last period after a pause in 2011, and the excavations and development work of the road resumed in 2017, given that it is one of the important elements of the Thebes site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, What will make Luxor an open museum.
Pharaonic Rams Road
It is a great procession route for the kings of the pharaohs, and various holidays were celebrated inside it, including the “Opet” festival, the coronation feast of the king, and various national holidays coming out of it, and in the past there was a huge stone dam that protected the road from the western side of Luxor, the political capital of the state. Modern «Dynasty 18» and religious capital until Roman times.
History of the Rams’ Road
The path of celebrations dates back to more than 5,000 years ago, when the kings of Pharaonic Egypt built in Thebes (now Luxor) the path of rams, for their sacred processions to take place during the celebrations of the Opet festivals every year. To the sacred boats loaded with statues of symbols of Pharaonic religious beliefs, while the people line up on both sides of the road, dancing and cheering in joy and happiness, and King Amenhotep III initiated the construction of this road, coinciding with the launch of the construction of the Luxor Temple, but the greatest credit for the completion of the “Road of Rams” is due To King Nectanebo I, founder of the Pharaonic Thirty Dynasty, “the last dynasty of the era of the pharaohs.”
The excavations began on the road at the end of the forties of the twentieth century by the archaeologist Zakaria Ghoneim, where in 1949 he discovered 8 statues of the Sphinx. By discovering 64 statues of the Sphinx, and Dr. Muhammad al-Sagheer in the mid-seventies until 2002 AD discovered the road extending from the tenth edifice to the Temple of Mut, and the road adjacent to the Nile, and Mansour Brik in 2006 re-excavated to reveal the rest of the road in the areas of Khalid bin Walid and Road The airport and Al-Matahn Street, in addition to the resurrection of the maintenance of the discovered archaeological evidence, the upgrading of them architecturally and the recording of the layers of soil to know the history of the great processions route through the ages.