The Egyptian Royal Mummies Parade

On April 3rd, Pharaohs will be in a New Museum. Egypt waits for a great historical event (Royal Mummies Parade). The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is preparing to transfer the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to a new home, to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC).

For getting ready for the Royal Mummies Parade, the Egyptian government and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities develop and decorate Tahrir Square by adding an ancient Egyptian obelisk and four ram-headed sphinxes.

Twenty-Two Pharaonic mummies of Kings and queens will be moved in a royal procession using vintage cars, horses, chariots, and musical shows. This parade will start from Tahrir Square, passing beside the Nile corniche, and reach its final destination in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.

These Twenty-Two Pharaonic mummies of Kings and queens are eighteen mummies for kings and four mummies for queens. Those kings and queens are Seqnen Ra, Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Thutmose IV, Amenhotep I, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, Seti I, Ramses II, Seti II, Ramses III, Ramses IV, Ramses V, Ramses VI, Ramses IX, Ahmose Nefertari, Merit Amon, Siptah, Merenptah, and Queen Tiye.

    Let me tell you about the history of transferring these mummies: These mummies were entered in the Egyptian Museum in three steps:
  • The first cache was found south of Dier El-Bahri Luxor in 1881 in tomb 320. In 1871 a member of the Abdul Rassul family found a corridor. He entered it to find a treasure of gold and coffins. The family kept their discovery secret, but the discoverer of the tomb asked for more money; this started a fight, and the entire story came out what led to that the Egyptian government began to move all forty royal and non-royal mummies to Cairo in 1881 and entered the Egyptian Museum.
  • The second cache was found by Victor Loret in 1898 behind a decorated wall in the Amenhotep II tomb.  The number of royal mummies is 9 mummies.
  • The third cache was found in Deir El-Bahri, also by the Abdul Rassul family near the tomb of Queen Neferu.  This cache had mummies that were dated to the 21st Dynasty and belonged to the priests of Amon.

These mummies, coffins, and sarcophagus were moved to the Egyptian Museum in 1892, and their number was one hundred and fifty-three coffins.

Egypt Vacation Tours team hope to enjoy visiting the royal mummies in their new home with our day tours

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