Abu Simbel

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

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 10:03 GMT

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

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes southwest of Egypt's Western Desert

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 11:16 GMT

The institute has reported no casualties or material damage so far.

Haven’t yet visited Egypt's Abu Simbel Temples? Now you can, virtually!

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 02:32 GMT

Abu Simbel temples launched a number of virtual tours for high school students from different governorates via electronic platform, in a new experiment of its kind.

What you don't know about sun alignment phenomenon in Egypt

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 05:23 GMT

On October 22 of every year, scientists renew their interest in the astounding progress that the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt reached in the field of astronomy, thanks to the sun alignment phenomenon, where the sun illuminates the face of Ramses II statue in Abu Simbel.

NRIAG organizes Ramses II Solar Alignment Celebration on Oct. 22

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 - 07:11 GMT

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.

Egypt’s famous Sound & Light shows to be held again under new timings, many foreign languages

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 01:50 GMT

The subsidiary of the Holding Company for Tourism and Hotels, one of the companies of the Ministry of Public Business Sector, announced in its statement today the start of holding the sound and light shows in numerous foreign languages.

Abu Simbel, Philae temples among first sites to reopen in Aswan

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 03:14 GMT

Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities is constantly working to prepare the sites and museums.

Queen Nefertari, the beauty of all beauties

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 - 02:44 GMT

Queen Nefertari is considered the main wife of the most famous pharaoh of Egypt, King Ramses II [1290-1224 BC], and the mother of six of his most important children.

Abu Simbel Temples and their uncovered treasures

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 - 10:08 GMT

On February 22, the sun illuminates the four statues of King Ramses II. I would like to share some details concerning the project of Abu Simbel temples.

24 local, foreign teams participate in Aswan Festival

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 - 01:11 GMT

The General Authority of Cultural Palaces will hold the eighth Aswan International Festival for Culture and Arts in Aswan to celebrate the sun illuminating the face of Ramses II statue.

Pyramids, Sphinx to light up in celebration of New Year’s Eve

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 02:10 GMT

Thelighting the Pyramids and Sphinx announces Egypt's celebration of the New Year.

Sun rays illuminate face of Ramses II in Aswan for 20 minutes

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - 09:03 GMT

For most of the year, the inner sanctum of the main temple at Abu Simbel is shrouded in darkness.

Aswan’s sites to be opened for free for AAYP guests

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 - 02:08 GMT

The director of Aswan and Nubia antiquities Abdel Moneim Saeed that all Aswan’s archaeological sites will be opened for free without tickets for the guests of Arab and African Youth Platform.

African diplomats among spectators of Ramsis II sun alignment

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 09:46 GMT

Several African diplomats watched Friday the sun alignment on the statute of Pharaoh Ramses II at Egypt’s Abu Simbel temple, as many spectators gathered to attend the phenomenon.

Sun rays illuminate face of Ramses II in Aswan Friday for 20 minutes

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 - 09:35 GMT

For most of the year, the inner sanctum of the main temple at Abu Simbel is shrouded in darkness.

Ancient Egyptian heritage fascinates Macron

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 01:05 GMT

French President Emanuel Macron met with the French community in Egypt and expressed his keenness to cooperate with Egypt in several fields.

Macron arrives in Cairo

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 - 07:42 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Cairo on Sunday coming from Aswan, where he toured Abu Simbel Temple.

Saving Abu Simbel: 50 Years On

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 - 03:29 GMT

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Abu Simbel relocation project. A look back at the monumental effort that has saved one of the most popular heritage sites in the world

Celebrations in Aswan rejoice sun perpendicularity on Abu Simbel temple

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Artistic celebrations were held Wednesday to mark the sun perpendicularity on Abu Simbel temple.

El Anani inaugurates celebration of 200 years of Abu Simbel

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - 12:25 GMT

Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani confirms that celebrating 200 years of discovering Abu Simbel in November proves to the world that the country is safe.