Global interest in the parade of royal mummies

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Global interest in the parade of royal mummies

 The Washington Post describes the golden trip as "a ceremony to honor the rich Egyptian heritage." BBC: A historical scene of ancient rulers 

 Today, the journey of transporting 22 royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum to Tahrir to the National Museum of Civilization in Fustat began today, is a major international event in Egypt

And 18 kings and 4 queens, from different Pharaonic families, were transferred to 17 coffins, through chariots designed specifically for this event in the form of a Pharaonic

Each king was placed in a glass case above the chariot, and his name appeared on it in three different languages: "Arabic, English, and hieroglyphs"

The newspaper said that the display, which cost millions of dollars, was designed to arouse people's enthusiasm about the rich collections of antiquities in Egypt after the Coronavirus pandemic suddenly affected the tourism industry around the world to act as an attraction once again for tourists

The procession of the mummies was moved in the chronological order of their reigns, and they will include Seti I, who died in 1279 B.C., Ahmose Nefertari, and Ramses II, the most famous pharaohs of the New Kingdom and who is remembered for signing the first-ever known peace treaty

For its part, the British BBC commented on the event, saying, Crowds of Egyptians gathered to watch a historical procession of their ancient rulers through the capital, Cairo

The lavish multi-million dollar display saw 22 mummies - 18 kings and four queens - be transported from the New Classical Egyptian Museum to their headquarters 5 kilometers away

The mummies were transferred to the New National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in the so-called golden display of the Pharaohs in the chronological order of their reigns - from the ruler of the seventeenth dynasty to Ramses the ninth, who ruled in the twelfth century BC

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