Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 01:52 GMT
King Tutankhamun - Via Getty Images/H.Magerstaedt
CAIRO – 7 April 2021: Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced that another grandiose procession will be prepared to transport Tutankhamun to the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Enany stated that this procession will be as unique as the Golden Pharaohs’ Parade held on April 3, where 22 royal ancient Egyptian mummies were transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, in a celebration befitting the grandeur of the ancient Egyptian Civilization.
During his speech at the Royal Mummies Symposium, which was organized to celebrate the Golden Pharaohs’ Parade within the activities of the ninth scientific conference of Ain Shams University, Enany stated that the plan for the procession was to have a majestic funerary, paying the proper respect to the kings and queens and their history. "Our primary goal was to demonstrate prestige in everything," said Enany.
He pointed out that the mummies were scientifically wrapped to preserve them. “Although some requested to show the mummies, what was important to us was to preserve them,” continued Anany.
Enany emphasized that every movement and detail in the procession was carefully studied, and the archaeological content was carefully reviewed and linked to the Egyptian identity.
Furthermore, Enany said that the attendance of the first representative of culture in the world, the director of UNESCO; and the first representative of tourism in the world, the secretary of the World Tourism Organization, proves Egypt's importance in tourism and archeology to the world.
The ninth scientific conference of Ain Shams University comes under the title "The Fourth Generation of Universities - Between Reality and Expectations", and is held under the patronage of Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.