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The Sanctuary

61 meters inside the mountain sits the sanctuary. Famous because on 22 February and 22 October the first sun shines of the day illuminate the statues of Ramses II, Amon Ra (the sun god), and Ra-Harakhty (god of the rising sun), leaving Ptah (god of the underworld and darkness) in the dark.

When the temple was moved, experts calculated the exact position and orientation to reconstruct it, so that the twice-yearly event could take place for some millenniums more.
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