King Ramses II

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

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

Abu Simbel Temple witnessed on Saturday a rare astronomical event which happens twice every year when the first rays of…
Large turn out of tourists attend the sun’s alignment on King Ramses II statue
Archaeology

Large turn out of tourists attend the sun’s alignment on King Ramses II statue

On Tuesday morning, about 6,000 tourists gathered to see the sun’s alignment to the face of the statue of King…
Surveillance cameras installed at Abu Simbel temple ahead of sun alignment phenomenon
Archaeology

Surveillance cameras installed at Abu Simbel temple ahead of sun alignment phenomenon

Abu Simbel temples were provided with 64 surveillance cameras in addition to electronic gates and security X-ray devices  ahead of…
Photos: ‘Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs’ inaugurated in Houston
Archaeology

Photos: ‘Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs’ inaugurated in Houston

The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, inaugurated the temporary exhibition ‘Ramses the Great and the Gold…
Photos: Egypt uncovers ancient temple-style tomb dating back to the reign of King Ramses II
Egypt

Photos: Egypt uncovers ancient temple-style tomb dating back to the reign of King Ramses II

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Saturday the discovery of the tomb of “Ptah-M-Wea”, who held important…
Over 1,200 tourists witness sun alignment on King Ramses II’s face at Abu Simbel
Archaeology

Over 1,200 tourists witness sun alignment on King Ramses II’s face at Abu Simbel

About 1,270 tourists, including 520 Egyptians, watched the sun alignment on King Ramses II’s face in Aswan’s Abu Simbel temple…
Video: Egypt gears up for ‘Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs’ exhibition in Houston
Archaeology

Video: Egypt gears up for ‘Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs’ exhibition in Houston

The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry is preparing the final touches for the exhibition “Ramses the Great and the Gold of…
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…
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