CAIRO – 8 April 2021: Under the title "Royal Mummies Parade", Ain Shams University organized a symposium to celebrate the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade held on April 3, as part of the activities of the university's 9th Scientific Conference.
The 9th Ain Shams Scientific Conference was held in the presence of Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Enany, former Minister of Antiquities and Dean of the Faculty of Archeology at Ain Shams University Mamdouh Al-Damati, former Minister of Antiquities and Professor of Archeology at Ain Shams University Mohamed Ibrahim, President of Ain Shams University Mahmoud al-Matini, Vice President of Ain Shams University for Graduate Studies Ayman Saleh, Vice President of Ain Shams University for Education and Student Affairs Abdel Fattah Saud and Vice President of the University For community service and development affairs Hisham Tamraz.
During his speech at the symposium, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities affirmed the ministry’s keenness to have made the royal mummies parade a majestic procession that respects the kings and queens of Egypt and their history and civilization, indicating that the main goal is to show Egypt's prestige in everything, pointing out that every detail of the procession was well thought out.
Moreover, Enany explained that the reception of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to the kings who ruled Egypt will remain a remarkable scene stuck in everyone’s memory and will be remembered by generations over the years.
It will be remembered that the presence of the Director General of UNESCO and the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization indicates the weight and status of Egypt in terms of tourism and archeology.
He pointed out that the mummies were scientifically wrapped in order to preserve them properly, and although some demanded to show the royal mummies, what was important to us was the preservation, stressing that every movement and detail in the parade was carefully studied, and the archaeological content was carefully reviewed daily, linking all of that with the Egyptian identity.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany added during his speech that he had received dozens of messages, the most prominent of which was the word "pride."
Furthermore, Enany delivered a message to the students: “Be proud of your country and your Egyptian civilization, especially as it is one of the most unique civilizations in the world,” pointing out that a film about the scenes of transporting mummies has been prepared in Arabic and English.
Enany also talked about the Museum of the Capitals of Egypt in the New Administrative Capital, explaining that the museum’s equipment have been completed, stressing that it will be a surprise to all, as it is a museum that collects the history of ancient Egyptian capitals.