Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 02:03 GMT
Tourists watch on awe one of the ancient Egyptian Royal Mummies - ET
CAIRO – 20 April 2021: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization inaugurated the Royal Mummies Hall on April 18.
The visitors got to see 22 ancient Egyptian kings and queens, after their transfer from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, in a majestic procession praised by the whole world. Visitors will also see a group of coffins of kings & queens, set to be displayed for the first time alongside a number of mummies.
Supervisor of the Main Hall and the Royal Mummies Hall in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Sayed Abul-Fadl said that all royal mummies were placed inside two showcases that include a device for measuring temperature and humidity, as there is continuous follow-up to monitor the status of the mummies.
Abul-Fadl clarified that maintenance work is carried out on a daily basis on all mummies inside the hall to ensure their safety and preservation, pointing out that each mummy was placed in a suitable environment, as per modern scientific methods.
According to Abul-Fadl, the royal mummies are displayed the same way they were placed inside their original tombs.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had announced that visitors had flocked significantly to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat to visit the Royal Mummies Hall on the first day of the hall’s opening, which coincided with World Heritage Day on April 18.
According to the ministry, the number of Egyptian and foreign visitors to the Royal Mummies Hall on April 20 reached 2,000 visitors.