More than 4,000 tourists and Egyptians gathered at the Abu Simbel Temple in Aswan on Monday to watch the illumination of sun rays on the inner statues of the temple.
That is a rare phenomenon occurring twice a year, and has been recorded for 3,200 years.
However, visitors were let down when this time.
They didn’ t see the sun illuminate the site’s usually dark inner sanctum, instead of fog and clouds.
This is the first such incident in nearly a decade.