Discover the Sun Festival Event at Abu Simbel Miraculous Temples
We are pleased to offer Sun Festival Tours to Abu Simbel from all Egypt destinations to see the sun illuminating the temples of Abu Simbel, which occurs twice a year, that is, the brightness of the sun inside the temple’s sanctuary to light the face of King Ramses II and the gods Amun and Ra, the gods of the sun, while the statue of the god Ptah, the god of shadow in Egypt, remains dark. The deportation of these dates happened as a result of the temple’s relocation owing to the construction of the high dam in 1960, where the sun formerly lit the sanctuary on the 21st of October and the 21st of February each year. Legendary Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawas recently discovered that those two days, February 21st and October 21st, are the coronation and birthday of King Ramses the Great, on which the sun shines into the sanctuary, illuminating his and the gods’ statues; however, there is no proof to back this up.
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