EGYPT: Death by Drowning

Just as it has for 3,000 years, the miracle of Abu Simbel occurs at break of day. As the sun rises beyond the banks of the Nile, its rays flash like quicksilver into the narrow doorway of the Great Temple, penetrate 180 ft. through halls and passageways dug from the living rock, and burst in splendor in the innermost sanctuary upon the enthroned figures of Egypt's ancient gods. Archaeologist Arthur Weigall pointed out that the temple was cunningly designed for this effect, and he speaks reverently of the hushed moment "when the sun...

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