Sun perpendicularity on King Ramses II statue genuine opportunity to promote for tourism- minister
Friday، 22 October 2021 - 03:36 PM
Tourism Minister Khaled Anani said that the unique phenomenon of the fall of sun rays on King Ramses II Statue in Abu Simbel Temple in Aswan, celebrated Friday, is seen as a genuine opportunity to promote for tourism in Egypt.
After taking part in the celebrations, Anani said that more than 50 invitations were extended to ambassadors, along with writers, intellectuals, and editors-in-chief to take part in the event.
The minister said that he held a meeting with the ambassadors during a dinner on board of tourist cruise in Abu Simbel to get them briefed on the latest anti-coronavirus related measures taken by the government to control the pandemic, ahead returning to normal life.
Abu Simbel Temples celebrate the sun rays fall on the Holly of the Hollies at Ramses II Temple twice a year ie on February 22 and October 22.
The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road).
The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments," which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan).