Tanks carrying 22 mummies will march in Cairo this Saturday. Some people believe in the awakening of the curse.
üCarnival is unparalleled. On Saturday, April 3, this was a very special parade held in Cairo, Egypt. The chariot carrying the mummies of 22 ancient Egyptian kings and queens will form an unprecedented parade between the Cairo Museum and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC), where they have rested for more than a century, to carry out the “Pharaoh Parade”. These mummies will be exhibited at NMEC, a huge modern building constructed in southern Cairo in recent years, and the building will open in mid-April.
Starting at 6 pm this Saturday (4 pm GMT), 22 dynasty mummies (including 18 kings and 4 queens) will be transported there in chronological order, each of them decorated in a pharaonic style and brought A chariot with the monarch’s name. The entire journey will last about 40 minutes and will be closely monitored by the police.Pharaoh Seqenenre Taa (sixteenE Since the 17th century BCE Dynasty will lead the way, Ramses IX (XII) will be closedE Twentieth century), starting from the twentieth centuryE dynasty. As we all know, Ramses II and Hatshepsot will also be part of the “Pharaoh’s Golden Parade.”
The event will be accompanied by live music performances on Egyptian TV. Since the beginning of the 20th century, most of the 22 mummies have not left the Egyptian Museum, which is located in the Tahrir Square (Tahrir Square) in the center of Cairo. It was built in 1881 and is located near Luxor (south).E century. Since the 1950s, they have been displayed next to each other in a small room without a clear museum explanation. In order to be shipped on Saturday, they will be placed in an envelope filled with nitrogen in conditions similar to the conditions of their display boxes. Tanks carrying them will be equipped with shock absorbers.
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“The mummy will be presented in an exquisite way for educational purposes for the first time. The Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass told AFP that it was not out of sensationalism. According to him, the appalling nature of the mummy is More than one visitor has been postponed in the past. He said: “I will never forget when I brought Queen Elizabeth II’s sister Princess Margaret to the museum: she closed her eyes and ran away. “
After years of turmoil after the popular uprising in 2011, Egypt has dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry. Egypt is trying to attract tourists by promoting the NMEC or the Great Egyptian Museum (GEM) near the Pyramids of Giza. It will open in the next few months.
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While waiting for Saturday night, the authorities promoted the parade via video online, which caused a sensation on social networks. Under the hashtag #malédiction_des_pharaons in Arabic, many Internet users associate Egypt’s recent disaster with a “curse,” which may have been caused by the displacement of the pharaoh.
Within a week, Egypt saw a container ship blockade the Suez Canal, a train accident killed 18 people in Suhaq (south), and the collapse of a building in Cairo killed at least 25 people. After Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered, the media mentioned the “Pharaoh’s curse” in the 1920s because members of the archaeologist team were said to have died in a mysterious environment.