Winter solstice sunlight shines over temple of Qasr Qarun
                     English.news.cn | 2013-12-22 09:45:41 | Editor: Hou Qiang

 

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Local dancers perform outside the temple of Qasr Qarun in Fayoum province, some 90 kilometers south to Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 21, 2013. The annual winter solstice sunlight's alignment on the holy area of the temple of Qasr Qarun in Fayoum province occurred on Saturday. (Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue)

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LUXOR, Egypt, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- In an atmosphere of cultural and tourist festivities, crowds of Egyptians and foreigners have gathered since the early hours of Saturday at two ancient temples in the governorates of Luxor and Fayoum, south of the capital Cairo, to witness a rare annual solar event in which the sun illuminates the interiors of Karnak Temple in Luxor and Qasr Qarun Temple in Fayoum.

In Luxor, the event has been attended by a number of officials including the governor, Egyptologists, archeologists, astronomers, reporters and hundreds of Egyptian and foreign visitors. Full story

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