King Ramses II

Video: Biannual sun illumination shines on Ramses II statue in Abu Simbel
Archaeology

Video: Biannual sun illumination shines on Ramses II statue in Abu Simbel

Tourists both foreign and domestic witnessed a biannual sun alignment on Monday, which lighted up the statue of King Ramses…
Amid closures, virtual tours of Abu Simbel conducted for Egyptian high school students
Archaeology

Amid closures, virtual tours of Abu Simbel conducted for Egyptian high school students

In a new attempt to raise archaeological awareness while abiding by coronavirus precautionary measures, a number of virtual tours were…
Grand Egyptian Museum is home to the world’s first hanging obelisk
Culture

Grand Egyptian Museum is home to the world’s first hanging obelisk

The Egyptian Grand Museum (GEM) has successfully installed a hanging obelisk in front of the museum’s entrance, according to sources…
Photos: Sun lights up the face of Ramses II in Abu Simbel in biannual illumination
Archaeology

Photos: Sun lights up the face of Ramses II in Abu Simbel in biannual illumination

Thursday morning, a rare solar alignment caused the sun to shine on the face of King Ramses II in Aswan’s…
Zahi Hawass responds to Elon Musk’s claim that aliens built the Egyptian pyramids
Archaeology

Zahi Hawass responds to Elon Musk’s claim that aliens built the Egyptian pyramids

Egyptian former Minister of Antiquities and renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass responded to claims made by Elon Musk regarding the origins of…
Photos: Tourists flock to Egypt’s Abu Simbel to witness semi-annual sun alignment
Culture

Photos: Tourists flock to Egypt’s Abu Simbel to witness semi-annual sun alignment

The sun illuminated King Ramses II’s face in Aswan’s Abu Simbel temple on Saturday, an astronomical phenomenon that occurs twice…
Ramses II obelisk to be fully reassembled in Cairo’s Tahrir Square
Egypt

Ramses II obelisk to be fully reassembled in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

A Ramses II obelisk, parts of which were unearthed in Egypt last August, is set to be fully re-assembled and…
Will we celebrate the Sphinx’s sun alignment?
Opinion

Will we celebrate the Sphinx’s sun alignment?

Every year, Egypt and the entire world celebrate the sun’s illumination of the sanctuary of King Ramses II at the…
Photos: Egyptian-German mission discover New Kingdom artifacts in Heliopolis
Archaeology

Photos: Egyptian-German mission discover New Kingdom artifacts in Heliopolis

The Egyptian-German joint archaeological mission working in Heliopolis temple discovered on Sunday remains of statues and stones featuring inscriptions of…
Ramses II obelisk relocated to Alamein city
Archaeology

Ramses II obelisk relocated to Alamein city

Amid tight security measures, the obelisk of King Ramses II was transferred to the new city of El Alamein from…
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