Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Sun illuminates sanctuary of Egypt's ancient Karnak Temple - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

Sun illuminates sanctuary of Egypt's ancient Karnak Temple - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online: A shaft of sunlight illuminated on Tuesday the usually dark sanctum of the Karnak temple, an ancient complex in the southern city of Luxor, in a rare astronomical phenomenon that happens twice a year.

Around 1500 tourists gathered to watch the spectacle that has endured for thousands of years of Egyptian history.

Photos showed a golden beam of light piercing the centre of the avenue of Sphinxes that lead to the Temple of Amun at the Karnak temple, one of the most popular sites from the Pharaonic era.

Karnak temple

2 comments:

Barbara Peterken said...

How wonderful, wish I had been there to see it.

Barbara

Patricia Oneill said...

stunning