Hundreds of tourists watch sun’s alignment on Abu Simbel

Hundreds of Egyptian and foreign tourists stood by the ancient Abu Simbel temple in Aswan to watch the sun’s alignment on the face of the statue of Pharaonic king Ramses II.
This rare astronomical phenomenon observed by tourists twice a year: 22 February, which marks the king’s assumption of the throne, and 22 October, his birthday.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s