The Royal Mummies Parade



Egypt is preparing to complete the transfer of the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Civilization in Ancient Egypt, in a "majestic" royal parade to transport 22 royal mummies and 17 coffins in a Pharaonic scene.


 According to the plan of the transfer, it will be more like the rituals of the pharaohs in the transfer of mummies, as the Pharaonic civilization was concerned with royal processions as part of promoting the king, so that the procession would be dazzling for the people, and he would have rituals related to his occasion, starting from religious processions as the king as a representative of the gods, and even processions Feasts, and finally the funeral procession that had its own rituals.

In the funeral procession, the king was transported from the east, where he lived to the west, to be buried. The West, according to the ancient Egyptians, was closely related to the dead, and the procession was always accompanied by prayers from the Book of the Dead, boxes that included all the king’s possessions, and funeral music was played.

22 armored vehicles have been allocated to transport the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the Museum of Civilization in Fustat. The company supervising the transport process conducted a rehearsal for the procession route, which will include the armored vehicles, and each mummy carriage will carry one ownership.

It is planned that the motorcade will be led by the horse-drawn war wheels of the Ministry of the Interior and the Army, and the commander of each war wheel will wear the Pharaonic uniform that has been designed, and the company also discussed how the royal mummies will move and leave the museum, as well as the technical and technical needs that must be met during the transportation process.

The number of mummies and coffins that will be transferred is 22 royal mummies and 17 royal coffins dating back to the 17th Dynasty, 18, 19, 21, and 22, including 18 mummies for kings and 4 mummies for queens, and royal mummies are currently undergoing sterilization operations by the Ministry's Research and Maintenance Center, and from After transporting the mummies, it is decided to conduct a set of tests for them and place them in the nitrogen unit in the museum to sterilize them for a period of 21 days, then start putting them in the vaults and displaying them to the public.

The place dedicated to displaying royal mummies will be several underground halls linked by a corridor from the entrance dedicated to displaying 20 royal mummies, where each group of families adjoins with each other, and we start, for example, with the 18th family, the mummy of King Amenhotep, and the end group of the 18th family, then the Ramesses group, And the twentieth family, and there will be pieces accompanying the mummy from the pieces that are with the king at the moment of his disclosure, and X-ray images that revealed new information about royal mummies and showed some golden amulets, in addition to wonderful pieces of some kings and visual information about the other world in ancient Egypt.

The presentation begins in the main hall by talking about the history of the Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times until the modern era, according to its chronology, as it begins with showing the structure of a young man dating back about 55 thousand years, and it is presented for the first time to confirm that the Pharaonic civilization had introductions in the stone history Before the construction of the pyramids, and the sequence of display continues afterward, passing through the different historical eras, until the Islamic era and the period of the rule of Muhammad Ali, and the museum will display the history of the Egyptian folk heritage, which accompanied all civilizations and all historical eras, in Siwa and the Egyptian countryside, and Sinai, to confirm the continuity of Egyptian civilization.

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