Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel, Philae temples among first sites to reopen in Aswan

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 03:14 GMT

Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities is constantly working to prepare the sites and museums.

Queen Nefertari, the beauty of all beauties

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 - 02:44 GMT

Queen Nefertari is considered the main wife of the most famous pharaoh of Egypt, King Ramses II [1290-1224 BC], and the mother of six of his most important children.

Abu Simbel Temples and their uncovered treasures

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 - 10:08 GMT

On February 22, the sun illuminates the four statues of King Ramses II. I would like to share some details concerning the project of Abu Simbel temples.

24 local, foreign teams participate in Aswan Festival

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 - 01:11 GMT

The General Authority of Cultural Palaces will hold the eighth Aswan International Festival for Culture and Arts in Aswan to celebrate the sun illuminating the face of Ramses II statue.

Pyramids, Sphinx to light up in celebration of New Year’s Eve

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 02:10 GMT

Thelighting the Pyramids and Sphinx announces Egypt's celebration of the New Year.

Sun rays illuminate face of Ramses II in Aswan for 20 minutes

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - 09:03 GMT

For most of the year, the inner sanctum of the main temple at Abu Simbel is shrouded in darkness.

Aswan’s sites to be opened for free for AAYP guests

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 - 02:08 GMT

The director of Aswan and Nubia antiquities Abdel Moneim Saeed that all Aswan’s archaeological sites will be opened for free without tickets for the guests of Arab and African Youth Platform.

African diplomats among spectators of Ramsis II sun alignment

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - 09:46 GMT

Several African diplomats watched Friday the sun alignment on the statute of Pharaoh Ramses II at Egypt’s Abu Simbel temple, as many spectators gathered to attend the phenomenon.

Sun rays illuminate face of Ramses II in Aswan Friday for 20 minutes

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 - 09:35 GMT

For most of the year, the inner sanctum of the main temple at Abu Simbel is shrouded in darkness.

Ancient Egyptian heritage fascinates Macron

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 01:05 GMT

French President Emanuel Macron met with the French community in Egypt and expressed his keenness to cooperate with Egypt in several fields.

Macron arrives in Cairo

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 - 07:42 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Cairo on Sunday coming from Aswan, where he toured Abu Simbel Temple.

Saving Abu Simbel: 50 Years On

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 - 03:29 GMT

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Abu Simbel relocation project. A look back at the monumental effort that has saved one of the most popular heritage sites in the world

Celebrations in Aswan rejoice sun perpendicularity on Abu Simbel temple

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Artistic celebrations were held Wednesday to mark the sun perpendicularity on Abu Simbel temple.

El Anani inaugurates celebration of 200 years of Abu Simbel

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - 12:25 GMT

Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anani confirms that celebrating 200 years of discovering Abu Simbel in November proves to the world that the country is safe.

Pics: 3.5K tourists watch solar alignment at Abu Simbel Temple

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - 09:18 GMT

October 22 marks the birthday of King Ramses II.

Aswan ready for Ramses II solar alignment phenomenon Sunday

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 - 04:30 GMT

Aswan Governorate has finalized all preparations to organize a world-class event marking a biannual phenomenon of the sun illuminating a statue of King Ramses II.

Celebrations of Abu Simbel’s solar alignment cancelled

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - 01:22 GMT

All artistic events scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the Abu Simbel’s Sun Festival are to be canceled after a terrorist attackز

5,000 tourists visit Abu Simbel for solar phenomenon

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 03:01 GMT

Around 5,000 tourists traveled aboard EgyptAir from October 20 to 22 to Luxor and Aswan to attend the sun festival.

Abu Simbel temples’ 200th anniversary of discovery to be celebrated

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 08:00 GMT

A ceremony is organized at the foot of the temples to coincide with the sun’s alignment on the face of the statue of Ramses II within the main temple.

French TV shoots program on Nile cruises in Luxor

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 - 07:23 GMT

A crew from Channel One of French TV finished filming in Luxor to prepare several episodes about Nile cruises in Egypt,