0254 GMT August 24, 2019
They gathered to watch the statue of Pharaoh Ramses II at Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples was lit up by the sun’s dawn, africafeeds.com wrote.
The phenomenon which occurs twice a year happens on February 22 and October 22 each year
During the phenomenon sunlight beams through the dark chamber of the Great Temple of Ramses II.
It eventually illuminates the statue of Pharaoh, captivating the imagination of visitors.
The temple is believed to be 3,000 years old and was built during the rule of Ramses II in the 19th dynasty.
The temple sits on the western bank of the Nile River in Egypt’s south.
This and many other ancient facilities and sites in Egypt attracts thousands of tourists yearly.