Sandwiched In with Ron Brown - Sacred Avenue of the Pharaohs

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Join Professor Ron Brown as he begins a new series of programs on the great avenues of the world beginning in Egypt. Three thousand years ago pilgrims, pharaohs, conquerors, and priests walked the nearly two-mile long Avenue of the Pharaohs, also called the Avenue of the Rams, the Path of the Gods, The Avenue of the Dead, and the Avenue of the Sphinxes. From the fabled Temple of Luxor to the Temple of Karnak, the hundreds of temples, tombs, shrines were considered one of the greatest accomplishments of ancient Egypt. On the holiday of Opet, the King of the Gods Amon, his consort Mut, and son Khons, appeared on the earth and processed from the temple of Karnak to Luxor. Today Egyptian rulers and the elite of the country reenact this sacred pilgrimage, joined by tens of thousands of foreign tourists. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Library)

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