Abu Simbel Temple
Egypt celebrates Solar Alignment on Ramses II with a folkloric show reflecting Kadesh battle, the first peace treaty in the world
Egypt witnesses the Solar Alignment phenomenon at Abu Simbel Temple on 22/2/2022
Abu Simbel Temple was constructed by the most celebrated Ancient Egyptian king Ramses II.
During the tenure of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Egyptian state made numerous achievements in a record time.
The phenomenon has become a reality on October 21, 2020
In the early hours of October 22, visitors from around the world observed the unique biannual phenomenon of the solar alignment on the statue of Ramses II in Abu Simbel Temple.
The activities are held during the period of October 19 – 21.
Abu Simbel Temple is due to witness on Saturday a rare astronomical event which happens twice every year when the first rays of the morning sun illuminate the statue of King Ramses II.
Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism started preparing for the celebrations of the marvelous phenomenon of the solar illumination of King Ramses II which will take place on February 22.
The temple commemorates King Ramses II's victory in the Battle of Kadesh.
This phenomenon happens twice per year on the anniversaries of Paranoiac king’s birthday and coronation on October 22 and February 22 respectively.
The phenomenon happens twice a year.
On Monday, 2,000 tourists gathered at Abu Simbel Temple to witness the marvellous phenomenon of the solar illumination of King Ramses II.
The famous French director Olivier Lemaitre directed a documentary about ancient Nubian temples