Monday, October 22, 2007

Aswan celebrates sun perpendicular on King Ramses II face

Egypt State Information Service

"A special celebration will be held tomorrow to mark ‎the sun shining on the face of the statute of Ramses ‎II," a senior official announced yesterday.‎

Saber Sanad, head of the local council of Abu Simbel, ‎Aswan, 1,202 kilometres south of Cairo, said the ‎celebration would be held on the courtyard in front of ‎Abu Simbel Temple in Upper Egypt.‎

A Nubian folkloric performance and a sound and light ‎show on the relocation of the temple by UNESCO will ‎be on the event's programme, Sanad said.‎

The sun shines on the face of the statue on February 22 ‎and October 22 every year, the birthday and date of ‎the coronation of Ramses II.‎

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