CAIRO – 6 September 2020: The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is preparing to transfer the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, to the place of their permanent display in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in a procession that the “whole world will talk about”, as described by Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani.
How many mummies will be transported?
A total of 22 royal mummies (18 mummies of kings and four mummies of queens) and 17 royal sarcophagi, dating back to the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties will be transferred.
These include the mummies of King Ramses II, King Seqenenre Tao, King Thutmose III, King Seti I, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Meritamen wife of King Amenhotep I, and Queen Ahmose Nefertari, wife of King Ahmose.
Details of the celebration:
It will include 22 Pharaonic carts with horses and Ancient Egyptian war wheels. Music will also be played and the color of the buildings located along the procession's path will be standardized. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will exert great efforts for the event to be of a class befitting the grandeur of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
What is the route of the parade?
The parade will start from Tahrir Square, one of the most famous squares of the world, then it will proceed in the direction of the Nile to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.
How will the event be broadcast?
A global-broadcasting on all international channels will take place, starting from the moment the mummies exit its current location in Tahrir.
Were the mummies removed from the exhibition hall in the Tahrir Museum?
Yes, all the mummies were removed from the place they were displayed in the Tahrir Museum, and were sanitized and packed, in preparation for transporting them to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.