Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 01:22 GMT
Final touches placed in NMEC in preparation for Pharaoh's Golden Parade - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO 30 March 2021: On March 29, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany with the whole team of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization worked until the late night hours putting the finishing touches in preparation for the opening of the Core Hall and the Mummies Hall in the museum in preparation for the unrivalled event of the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade set to be held on April 3, 2021.
22 kings from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir will be heading to their permanent residence in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fostat.
That will be done through a huge procession of 22 mummies of the ancient kings of Egypt.
The number of mummies and coffins to be transported is 22 royal mummies and 17 royal coffins, dating back to the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasties. 18 of the mummies are for kings, while 4 belong to queens.
Among the mummies transferred are mummies of King Ramses II; King Seqenenre Tao; King Thutmose III; King Seti I; Queen Hatshepsut; and Queen Meritamen, the wife of King Amenhotep I; and Queen Ahmose Nefertari, the wife of King Ahmose I.