Egypt Independent

Sun aligns on Ramses II statue in Abu Simbel



The sun aligned on the face of the statue of Ramses II at the Abu Simbel temple in Aswan, a phenomenon that occurs only twice a year.

The event occurs on February 22, which marks the king’s assumption of the throne, and October 22, which marks his birthday.

 
The alignment started at 5:58 a.m. and lasted for 21 minutes. 
 
Six shows were presented by different Egyptian performers the night before alongside a performance by Opera House harp player Nesma Abdel Aziz.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm