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Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
2/22/2022 10:00:17 PM
The biannual solar alignment at the Abu Simbel Temple in Upper Egypt was a once in a lifetime event this year owing to a trick of the calendar, writes Nevine El-Aref

Multimedia - In Pictures
2/22/2022 5:43:36 PM

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
2/22/2022 3:44:23 PM
Minister of Antiquities and Tourism Khaled El-Enany and Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem attended on Monday evening a major musical and dance show at the foot of Abu Simbel Temple in Aswan ahead of the biannual solar alignment at the site.

Egypt - Tourism
12/21/2021 1:52:11 PM
Visitors flocked to Luxor’s Karnak Temple earlier on Tuesday to witness the annual solar alignment on the main holy shrine of the temple, which marks the beginning of the winter season.

Egypt - Tourism
10/22/2021 5:52:00 PM
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and more than 30 Arab and foreign ambassadors as well as influencers observed on Friday morning the biannual solar alignment at Ramses II Temple in Abu Simbel.

Multimedia - In Pictures
10/22/2021 5:46:37 PM

Al-Ahram Weekly - Heritage
2/23/2021 8:54:00 PM
This year’s celebration of the solar alignment phenomenon at the Temples of Abu Simbel in Upper Egypt has been taking place on a virtual basis

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
10/22/2020 11:50:22 AM
During the solar alignment, sun rays enter the temple’s sanctum to light three of four statues

Egypt - Politics
2/20/2020 6:32:23 PM
Solar alignment happens twice a year: on 22 October, marking the Pharaoh's coronation; and on 22 February, marking his birthday.

Egypt - Politics
10/22/2019 2:08:32 PM
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

Egypt - Politics
12/20/2018 11:29:40 AM

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
10/25/2018 6:12:06 PM
Abu Simbel’s solar alignment this week coincided with the 50th anniversary of the salvage and relocation of its temples

Egypt - Politics
10/21/2018 6:28:08 PM

Antiquities - Ancient Egypt
3/18/2018 11:25:03 AM
Nader Habib watches the sun’s rays shining on the faces of Ancient Egyptian gods at an exhibition at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum in Alexandria

Antiquities -
10/21/2017 6:40:24 PM
On Friday, 16 policemen were killed in a shootout with terrorists in the Western Desert

Antiquities -
10/20/2017 4:25:13 PM

Egypt - Politics
2/22/2017 10:24:36 AM
The 3,200-year-old solar alignment ceremony occurs twice a year, to mark the anniversary of the pharaoh's birth and ascension to the throne

Egypt - Politics
2/22/2016 5:13:23 PM
Fog prevented the 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony from taking place, letting down hundreds of visitors

Egypt - Politics
12/22/2015 12:10:47 PM
The event marks the winter solstice, the shortest and day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere

Egypt - Society
12/21/2015 2:47:30 PM
Ancient pharaohs used solar alignment to mark the beginning of winter solstice which starts on 21 December