In the image, in the picture. On Saturday night, 22 floats carrying the mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens paraded through the streets of the Egyptian capital.
IThere are Ramses II, hundreds of actors and musicians. On the 22nd, buoys carrying the mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens paraded through the streets of Cairo on Saturday, April 3, passing through the spectacular sights and reaching the Egyptian National Museum of Civilization (NMEC), which is the new residence of the royal family’s remains. The first black buoy was framed by cavalry and decorated with gold and luminous patterns, reminiscent of ancient vessels. Leaving Tahrir Square and Cairo Museum at 8 pm, these mummies stayed here for more than a century.
The square is closed to traffic and pedestrians. The entire journey from the streets of Cairo to the NMEC in the south of the capital is about seven kilometers. With the open fire, the tanks arrived at the new museum around 8:30 pm and were greeted by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The show was broadcast live on Egyptian TV and Twitter, and the Arabic hashtag #convoi_des_momies_royales is one of the hottest trends in the world.
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Shortly before the start of the parade, a song composed by the very popular Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir for the occasion kicked off the celebration. Several Egyptian actors including Ahmed Zaki, Mona Zaki and Tunisian Hend Sabry recited texts about Egyptian civilization . Authorities said that the event mobilized a total of 60 motorcycles, 150 horses, 330 extras (sports students), 150 musicians and 150 percussionists. In the evening, President Sisi, accompanied by Prime Minister Mostafa Madabori and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, visited NMEC and reviewed some of its collections. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Twitter earlier: “I am very proud and happy to welcome the King and Queen of Egypt to travel.
Since they were discovered near Luxor (south) in 18881, most of the 22 mummies have not left Tahrir Square since the beginning of the 20th centuryE century. Since the 1950s, they have been exhibited in a small room without a clear museological explanation. An expert on mummification, a professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and an AFP reporter said that at NMEC, they will appear in more modern boxes, “in order to better control temperature and humidity than in old museums.”
After several years of political turmoil, linked to the popular uprising in 2011, this has dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry, and Egypt is seeking to bring back tourists, especially through the promotion of culture. In addition to NMEC, Egypt must open the Great Egyptian Museum (GEM) near the Pyramids of Giza within a few months, which will house the collection of the pharaohs. “The museum on Tahrir Square will not die, we will develop.” Antiquities and Tourism Minister Khaled al-Enany assured him Saturday and Saturday.
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