Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities presents virtual tour of Abu Simbel Temples

SourceEgypt Today
SectorTourism
CountryEgypt

Inside the Temple of Abu Simbel - Picture from video CAIRO - 23 February 2021: After the unique solar alignment phenomenon on the sanctum of the iconic Ramses II temple, which takes place on February 22 and October 22 every year, Egypt's Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities and NAV3D present a virtual tour inside this amazing temple.   On February 22, Egypt's General Authority for Cultural Palaces posted on its Facebook page a documentary film discussing the phenomenon.     According to the documentary, the sun becomes perpendicular on the Holy of Holies shrine of Abu Simbel Temples. This phenomenon also takes place in the temples of Karnak and Deir al-Bahri [Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor].     However, according to the documentary, the solar alignment of the Abu Simbel Temples attracted the most attention as it was accompanied by several interpretations and speculations.     Some say that the solar alignment phenomenon in Abu Simbel Temples ...read more...