Archaeological site summer sound and light shows announced

Misr Company for Sound, Light, and Tourism Development on Tuesday announced summer showtimes for light shows at the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Karnak, Philae, and Edfu.

The company’s executive managing director, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, said that the show will beginning running on June 1, starting at the Pyramids and Abu Simbel at 7:30 pm and at Edfu, Karnak, and Philae at 7 pm.

Abdel Aziz added that the company adheres to all COVID-19 precautionary measures, and will enforce wearing face mask, social distancing, and capacity rules in the show spaces.

Sound and light shows were launched in various archaeological sites across Egypt beginning in 1960 at the Sphinx of Giza, later opening at Karnak Temple in 1972, Philae in 1985 and finally at Abu Simbel in 2000.

During these events, audiences enjoy the light and sound show as they listen to narrators recount the ancient stories behind Egypt’s famous monuments and temples.

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