group 22 mummies of the king and queen of New kingdom This is the first time (16th-11th centuries BC) that they have taken to the streets since they were discovered to have moved from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to Cairo this Saturday. Civilization Museum, Located on the outskirts of the city, Parade The horse-drawn chariot of the Pharaoh period.
The Egyptian authorities have prepared a large-scale night event, which is why the traffic flow in the central area of the capital has decreased, and Lights, music and spectacular decorations They accompany the mummy on a journey, which is called the “Golden Parade.”
In the past few days, security has also been strengthened. Liberation Square, The mummies had passed by the Egyptian Museum located in the north of the square until their triumphal arch exited through a huge arch, which led them to the bank of the Nile.
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay (Audrey Azoulay) arrived in Egypt this Friday to participate in the event. According to the statement, the event “marked the end of a lot of work to improve the protection and display of mummies.” A special gallery The newly restored National Museum of Modern Egypt in the town of Fustat.
Most mummies belong to the 18th century (1550-1295 BC), one of them is HatshepsutThe queen is also the de facto first ruler, because in the era of the Pharaohs, women could not be in power, but she was in power in the name of her husband and son. ut worm disease II, He is still a child and cannot be reigning.
Her father Tutmosis I, as well as her husband and stepson Tutmosis III, also accompanied her, and The other three queens Belonging to the same dynasty: Tiy, Meritamun and Ahmose-Nefertari.
Furthermore Five Mummies of the Nineteenth Dynasty (1295-1186 BC), including famous kings Ramses IIExcept for Ramses III, IV, V, VI and IX, they are all rulers of the XX Dynasty (1186-1069 BC).
22 mummies were discovered at the end of the 19th century In the cemetery of Deir al Bahari And in Valley of the KingsBoth are located in Luxor, the immortal city of southern Egypt, where most of the pharaoh’s tombs and treasures have been found.