october, 2019

tue22oct5:00 am12:00 pmAbu Simbel Sun Festival5:00 am - 12:00 pm Farmers and Merchants Bank Community Room in WaukonAge:Adult,All ages,YouthCost:Cost/Fee

Event Details

Abu Simbel temples are two giant rock temples in the Nubian city, Aswan, which were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century B.C. they were built during the reign of Ramesses II through the 19th dynasty. They are the last monument for the king and his Queen Nefertari and they commemorate the victory of Ramesses II at the Battle of Kadesh. What is Happen During Abu Simbel Sun Festival? Ramses II wanted to light up his great temple twice. The first time was on 22nd from February, celebrating his anniversary to his ascension to the throne. The second time was at the celebration of his birthday on the 22nd of October. He designed the temple in a very skilled way that it is lighted up twice every year at the same time. Three out of the four statues are lighted except for the statue of Ptah the God of Darkness.


(Tuesday) 5:00 am - 12:00 pm


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