Abu Simbel Interior

Illustration

Irene Fanizza
by Man77
published on 31 July 2012

Inside the Great Temple

The architects of ancient Egypt in the 13th century BCE aligned the temple so that , on October 21 and February 21 (61 days before and 61 days after the winter solstice), the sun’s rays enter into the sanctuary to illuminate the sculptures on the wall, except for the statue of Ptah, the god associated with the underworld, which remains in shadow.

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