CAIRO – 18 April 2021: Coinciding with World Heritage Day, the Royal Mummies Hall in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, which houses 22 mummies of the kings and queens of ancient Egypt, opened its doors to visitors.
The royal mummies had earlier been transported in a majestic procession from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to its new and permanent resting place in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.
It took two weeks to unpack the mummies, put them in the showcases and prepare them, to be shown to the public on April 18.
Since the mummies were transferred to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, operations began to separate the mummies from their nitrogen capsules and prepare them to adapt to the new exhibitig environment in the museum, using the latest scientific methods.
Supervisor of the Central Hall and the Royal Mummies Hall in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Sayed Abul Fadl said that work had been in full since the reception of the royal mummies on April 3.
He explained that each mummy was placed in its display showcase, along with its coffin and the funerary furniture discovered with it. He also added that each mummy has an explanatory panel and the X-rays performed on it placed next to it.
Speaking about the display scenario in the Royal Mummies Hall, Abul Fadl said visitors will feel awe, sacredness and privacy when visiting the mummies of the great kings of Egypt. The hall has been well prepared in terms of design, and lighting.
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Among the mummies displayed are the 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.