Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 02:30 GMT
Royal Egyptian mummy - ET
CAIRO – 22 September 2020: Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Anani held a meeting with the company responsible for transferring the royal mummies from the place of their current display in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the place of their permanent display in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.
The transfer process will be held in a grandiose procession that befits the ancient Egyptian civilization.
During the meeting, the company reviewed the scenario of the transport operation and the entire royal procession of mummies, in addition to all the technical elements that will be implemented inside the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to receive the royal mummies.
The minister also discussed during the meeting the billboards and advertising materials that will be used during the transportation process to adorn the streets and squares along the route, as well as the accompanying music and other artistic elements.
The number of mummies and coffins to be transported is 22 royal mummies and 17 royal coffins, dating back to the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasties. Some 18 of the mummies are for kings, while 4 belong to queens.
Among the mummies transferred are mummies of King Ramses II; King Seqenenre Tao; King Tuthmosis 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.
The royal mummies will be transferred to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in a large march, in preparation for the opening of three halls that include the central exhibition hall and the mummies hall.