Royal Mummies Paraded Through Downtown Cairo

the transfer of 22 mummies from the venerable Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square to their new destination, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo’s Fustat district. The mummy transfer is scheduled to take place on Saturday April 3, 2021 (Holy Saturday)..

Among the 22 mummies are also four queens, namely Hatshepsut, Ahmose Nefertari (wife of Ahmose I who drove out the Hyksos), Meritamun (wife of Amenhotep I) and a queen indicated only by her initial T (probably queen Tiye, the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III and mother of Akhenaten).
The names of the male mummies sound like whoiswho of the 18th-20th centuries. Dynasty: Seqenenre (who took up the fight against the Hyksos), Thutmosis I, II, III and IV, Amenhotep I, II and III, Seti I and II, Siptah, Ramses II, III, IV, V, VI and IX and Merenptah (son and successor of Ramses II).

Along with the 22 mummies, 17 royal sarcophagi are also to be transferred to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, which has 135,000 square meters of exhibition space. The 22 mummies are to be transported in 22 motor vehicles decorated in the ancient Egyptian style.

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