Egypt to witness Solar alignment phenomenon at Abu Simbel temple on February 22

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Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 10:03 GMT

FILE- Sun illuminates four statues of King Ramses II seated at the top of Abu Simbel temple- Egypt TodayAbdullah Salah

FILE- Sun illuminates four statues of King Ramses II seated at the top of Abu Simbel temple- Egypt TodayAbdullah Salah

CAIRO - 19 February 2021: Egypt to witness Solar alignment phenomenon at Abu Simbel temple on February 22.

 

Abu Simbel temple is the largest temple carved in rocks in the world. It was carved in a rock piece on the west bank of the Nile in a place of great beauty, to worship the sun.

 

The phenomenon of solar alignment on the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Ramses II in Abu Simbel occurs twice every year on February 22 and October 22, as the sun's rays penetrate the front corridor of the entrance to the Temple of Ramses II with a length of 200 meters until it reaches the Holy of Holies.

 

The Holy of Holies consists of a platform that includes the statue of King Ramses II, sitting next to it the statue of the god Ra-Hor, his sister, the god Amun and the statue of the god Ptah.

 

The sun does not light up the face of Ptah, considered by the ancient Egyptians as the god of darkness.

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