Egypt ‘s new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization hosts new Mummies, including Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut.
Twenty-two mummies have found new homes through Cairo’s new museum in an elaborate over the weekend for the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
As in their glorious times, the “Pharoahs’ Golden Parade”, complete with performers, light displays, and a marching band, made their way out from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the new museum site, about three miles southeast.
Ancient boats of Egypt that once carried the bodies of pharaohs to their tombs were not available at the time but with creative thinking, the 22 mummified pharaohs, 18 kings and four queens, were transported in trucks decorated to look like the ancient boats.
A tube of nitrogen protects the mummies during the transport.
The journey across the city took about an hour. Roads along the beautiful Nile were closed for the ceremony’s sake. When the mummies finally arrived at their new museum in Cairo of Egypt, they were greeted with a 21-gun salute.
The made-for-TV event was broadcast throughout the world, intending to stir up interest in Egypt’s ancient time’s collection and recover tourism attentiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most of the mummies are from Egypt’s New Kingdom, which ruled from 1539 BC to 1075 BC, and includes the famous rulers Queen Hatshepsut and Ramses II. The mummies were buried round 3,000 years ago in and about Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and were discovered during an excavation in the 19th century.
After excavation, the mummies were transported to Cairo by boats. Some were displayed for the public to see while others were privately stored. Now, 20 of the mummies will be on display at the brand new museum waiting to yank the visitor’s curiosity.