Ebu Simbel, General Manager of Historical Works, Eymen Abu Zeyd said in a statement to the press that the astronomy event that took place at certain times of the year attracted great attention despite the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic.
This astronomy event, which took place only twice a year, was followed by Imam Zeydan, the Egyptian Deputy Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Sevend Olling, Denmark’s Ambassador to Cairo, as well as local administrators and many local and foreign tourists.
It is stated that Aswan has hosted so many visitors for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic and that an event will be held at the Abu Simbel Temple square this evening.
It is known that in Egypt during the pharaohs, Abu Simbel and his surroundings were an important region in terms of astronomy. In the northwest of Abu Simbel, there is a stone compass dating back 11 thousand years and a stone clock showing the time of rain.
There are 4 giant Ramses statues on the door of the Abu Simbel Temple, which was carved into the mountain in Aswan in 20 years. The historical event in question, only II. It takes place on 22 October, which is considered to be the “birthday” of Ramses and the “coronation day” on 22 February, and lasts 20 minutes.
In ancient Egypt, Pharaoh II. October 22 marked the beginning of the “agricultural” season, and February 22, the beginning of the “harvest” season, when the sun’s rays hit the face of the Ramses statue.
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