Fayoum celebrates sun alignment at Qaroon Palace
Qaroon Palace - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Fayoum city, southwest of Cairo, celebrated Monday the annual sun alignment on the Holy of Holies at the Qaroon Palace Temple, Youm7 reported.

The phenomenon was observed at 6 a.m. Monday and lasted for 25 minutes on the main and right compartments, but did not pass over the left one.

The event was attended by a number of officials including Minister of State for Legal Affairs Magdy el-Agaty, Fayoum Governor Wael Makram, as well as some guests including ambassadors and representatives from Zimbabwe, Bolivia and India embassies in Cairo.

A celebration took place Sunday night around the temple, including art performances by Egyptian Singer Ghada Ragab, and a Tanoura show (Egyptian folk dance.)

A study was conducted in 2012 assuring that the alignment at the holy of holies occurs every year at the same time.

Additional reporting by Rabab el-Galy from Fayoum

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