22 mummies in parade through the streets of Cairo – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

It has been dubbed the “Golden Parade of the Pharaohs”.

22 former rulers, 18 men and 4 women, will be moved from the iconic Egyptian Museum to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.

Most of the mummies have been on display in the Egyptian Museum for over 100 years.

The seven-kilometer trip will go through the streets of Cairo. Each of the pharaohs will be transported in a transparent container, on its own specially made rolling platform. These will be decorated in gold color.

The order is determined according to the seniority principle: The oldest first.

First out will be Seqenenre Tao II, “the brave”, who ruled in southern Egypt around 1600 BC. Ramses IX, who ruled from 1129 until his death in 1111 BC, will come to an end.

The platforms will also have shock absorbers so that the trip through the streets of Cairo does not disturb the pharaohs’ rest unnecessarily.

HIT: The 22 mummies will have a new resting place when they will eventually be exhibited here, in the new national museum of Egyptian civilization.
Photo: Khaled Desouki / AFP


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