Tag: EG – Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

[Into the heart of the country] Mummies and tombs tell tales of ancient peoples; Korea Joong Ang Daily

Photo credit: Khaled Desouki /AFP/Yonhap

Source: [Into the heart of the country] Mummies and tombs tell tales of ancient peoples

Abu Simbel Temples safe after minor earthquake hits area 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel City; Mustafa Marie; Egypt Today

On March 11, the stations of the National Seismological Network of the National Institute for Astronomical Research recorded an earthquake 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel city, without affecting the archaeological area.

Source: Abu Simbel Temples safe after minor earthquake hits area 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel City

Abu Simbel Temple to witness rare sun illumination of King Ramses II statute; MENA

Abu Simbel Temple is due to witness on Saturday a rare astronomical event which happens twice every year when the first rays of the morning sun illuminate the statue of King Ramses II.

Source: Abu Simbel Temple to witness rare sun illumination of King Ramses II statute

Hello, ancient Egypt – goodbye, Don Cherry; Lucas Aykroyd; The Observer

Gazing up at the colossal statues of Ramses II, Lucas Aykroyd couldn’t help noticing that one 65-foot-tall carving’s head and torso were missing.

Source: Hello, ancient Egypt – goodbye, Don Cherry

Tourists gather to watch solar alignment at Aswan’s Abu Simbel Temple; Al Ahram

Visitors gathered to watch the sun illuminate the statues of King Ramses II and the deities Amun-Re and Re-Hur-Akhty in the inner sanctum of Egypt’s Abu Simbel temple…

Source: Tourists gather to watch solar alignment at Aswan’s Abu Simbel Temple – Politics – Egypt

Egypt’s exquisite temples that had to be moved; Laura Kiniry; BBC

Egypt – Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

If Abu Simbel had not been saved, places like Vienna’s Historic Centre, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and other Unesco World Heritage sites might only live on in history books.

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Abu Simbel Temples – Historic Sites of Egypt; Benjamin Elisha Sawe; WorldAtlas.com

Egypt – Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, Egypt.

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Tourists watch solar alignment in Egypt temple; Chris Kitching; Daily Mail

Photo: AP

The 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony happens twice a year – every February 22 and October 22 – at dawn at Abu Simbel on the western bank of Lake Nasser in southern Egypt.

Source: Tourists watch solar alignment in Egypt temple

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