Temple of Abu Simbel Local Customs

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    by sue_stone Written Jan 25, 2005

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    Another thing I loved about my visit to Abu Simbel was the impressive hieroglyphs that adorned most surfaces.

    Hieroglyphs are pictures that were used to write the ancient Egyptian language. The language consists of more than 750 signs!

    I love looking at all the different pictures and trying to decipher what they may have been saying.

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    Unusual Phenomenon

    by Sharrie Updated Aug 29, 2002

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    Twice a year the sun penetrates the temple & floods the statues of Amon, Hamakhis & the pharaoh with light. It will become dark again after the initial 5 mins. The most remarkable thing is that Ptah, who is the god of darkness, is the only one that is never struck by the rays of the sun. Amazing, isn't it?

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