The sun stands on the temples of Karnak in Luxor
The Karnak Temples in Luxor are witnessing a unique cosmic phenomenon that takes place in the summer transition of the sun, where the sun’s rays rotate on Thursday twice, at Karnak temples in the afternoon, and at sunset. In the afternoon, the temples will see the vertical sun fall through the openings of the temple ceilings to illuminate the statues, the tables of the offerings and the columns. The fallen rays of the sun illuminate parts of the temple halls.
According to Ahmed Abdelkader, the sun at noon is considered to be the strongest image of the ancient Egyptians called “Ra.” The ancient Egyptians were given a lot of sanctity to the sun as symbols of the holy gods. They celebrated the beginning of a new chapter symbolizing renewal and And at sunset, the disk of the sun will appear between the Karnak gates that represent the horizon and go away in a wonderful scene.
Ayman Abouzid, president of the Egyptian Association for Tourism and Antiquities Development, said today that a team of researchers at the association has monitored this phenomenon in Karnak in cooperation with researcher Ahmed Abdelkader for seven years in order to create a new tourism style that serves tourism In addition to the participation of the association with the great research team led by Dr. Ahmed Awad, the Egyptian researcher specialized in the observation of astronomical phenomena in the Temples of the Pharaohs, which was able to monitor 17 astronomical phenomena in Ancient Egyptian Temples in Aswan Grate New Valley, Qena and Giza, during the past three years, with the approval of the Standing Committee of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
The president of the association called on the Minister of Tourism to work on supporting the project of tourism documentation of the astronomical phenomena in the ancient Egyptian temples, which is adopted by the society and is carried out by a scientific and scientific team headed by Dr. Ahmed Awad in order to support the cultural and astronomical tourism. Amoun Bakrank on December 21 next, as one of the most important events and astronomical phenomena in Egypt, which was placed on the map of the tourism agenda in Luxor