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Happy Birthday to the Great Pharaoh Ramses II
It is believed that the axis of the temple was
positioned by the ancient Egyptian architects in
such a way that on October 22 and February 22, the
rays of the sun would penetrate the sanctuary and
illuminate the sculptures on the back wall, except for
the statue of Ptah, the god connected with
the Underworld, who always remained in the dark.
People gather at Abu Simbel to witness this
remarkable sight, on October 21 and February 21.
These dates are allegedly the king's birthday and coronation day respectively, but there is no
evidence to support this, though it is quite logical to assume that these dates had some relation
to a great event, such as the jubilee celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the pharaoh's rule.
In fact, according to calculations made on the basis of the heliacal rising of the
star Sirius (Sothis) and inscriptions found by archaeologists, this date must have been October
22. This image of the king was enhanced and revitalized by the energy of the solar star, and the
deified Ramesses the Great could take his place next to Amun Ra and Ra-Horakhty.
Due to the displacement of the temple and/or the accumulated drift of the Tropic of
Cancer during the past 3,280 years, it is widely believed that each of these two events has
moved one day closer to the Solstice, so they would be occurring on October 22 and February
20 (60 days before and 60 days after the Solstice, respectively).