Tag: EG – Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

Mideast in Pictures: Egypt’s Abu Simbel temple fills visitors with wonder; Xinhua

Photo: Xinhua

Visitors flocked around the ancient Abu Simbel temple in southern Egypt Aswan to witness the sun alignment phenomenon of the famous Nubian monument on Tuesday.

Source: Mideast in Pictures: Egypt’s Abu Simbel temple fills visitors with wonder

Saving the Temples on the Nile; Deutsche Welle

Photo: Arte France

A timeless treasure, nearly lost forever. Without the UNESCO‘s unprecedented rescue operation, future generations might have only seen the stunning temples of Ramses II and Cleopatra in the pages of history books.

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[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 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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