Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 12:32 GMT
Royal Egyptian Mummy - ET
CAIRO – 10 December 2020: The world eagerly anticipates the exit of the 22 kings from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, heading to their permanent residence in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fostat.
That will be done through a huge procession of 22 mummies of the ancient kings of Egypt.
ET provides a video of the current location of the mummies, awaiting the moment of their release, as the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is preparing the final preparations for this huge event, for a procession befitting the greatness of ancient Egyptian history.
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. 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.
It is worth noting that the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is one of the most important projects carried out in cooperation with UNESCO and is one of the largest museums of civilization in Egypt and the Middle East.