Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tourists see perpendicular sunrays on Ramses II face

http://tinyurl.com/y27sh9 (sis.gov.eg)
"Some 4,000 tourists converged at dawn on Sunday on Abu Simbel Temple to watch the perpendicular sunrays on the face of the statue of ancient king of Egypt, Ramses II.
Authorities in the governorate of Aswan, Upper Egypt, set up two giant screens so that tourists outside the temple could also see the picturesque phenomenon.
The sun falls on Egypt's renowned Pharaoh twice a year, on February 22, the date of his birth, and on October 22, the date of his accession to the throne of Egypt."
This is the entire bulletin on the State Information Service website.

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