Egyptian mummies paraded through Cairo on way to new museum
An amazing procession passed on 22 antiquated Egyptian imperial mummies in uncommon containers across the capital Cairo on Saturday to another exhibition hall home where they can be shown in more noteworthy quality.
The escort shipped 18 rulers and four sovereigns, generally from the New Kingdom, from the Egyptian Museum in focal Cairo’s Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, about 5km (3 miles) toward the south-east.
Specialists shut down streets along the Nile for the detailed function, intended to rustle up revenue in Egypt’s rich assortments of artifacts when the travel industry has on the whole slowed down in view of COVID-19 related limitations.
As the illustrious mummies showed up at the historical center, which was authoritatively initiated on Saturday, guns shot a 21-weapon salute. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held on as the mummies documented past on vehicles embellished with brilliant pharaonic themes.
The tops of the U.N. social office UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization were likewise present at the function.
Every mummy had been set in a unique container loaded up with nitrogen to guarantee security, Egyptian prehistorian Zahi Hawass said.
They were carried on vehicles intended to support them and give security.
“We picked the Civilization Museum since we need, interestingly, to show the mummies in an edified way, an informed way, and not for delight as they were in the Egyptian Museum,” Hawass said.
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Archeologists found the mummies in two clusters at the complex of morgue sanctuaries of Deir Al Bahari in Luxor and at the close by Valley of the Kings from 1871.
The most seasoned is that of Seqenenre Tao, the last ruler of the seventeenth Dynasty, who reigned in the sixteenth century BC and is thought to have met a rough demise.
The motorcade likewise incorporated the mummies of Ramses II, Seti I, and Ahmose-Nefertari.
Fustat, the home of the new historical center, was the site of Egypt’s capital under the Umayyad administration after the Arab victory.
“By doing it like this, with extraordinary grandeur and condition, the mummies are getting their due,” said Salima Ikram, an Egyptologist at the American University in Cairo.
“These are the rulers of Egypt, these are the pharaohs. Thus, it is a method of showing regard.”