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Sun aligns with Hatshepsut's mortuary temple

Tuesday، 10 December 2019 - 12:06 PM

The Sun aligned with the mortuary temple of the Eighteenth Dynasty Pharaoh Hatshepsut, which is built beneath the cliffs at El Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings.


Sunlight penetrated through a colored inscription of a winged sun disc at the temple, said Ahmed Awad, head of the Egyptian research team, on Monday9/12/2019.


Since 2014, Awad said his team was able to monitor 12 astronomical phenomenon’s in different temples in Luxor and the New Valley.


Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. She was the second historically confirmed female pharaoh.


She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an Egyptian dynasty.



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