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The “Parade” Of The Pharaohs: Another Home For The Mummies

Twenty-two Egyptian pharaohs paraded through the streets of Cairo in a parade never seen in the history of the country. The mummified remains of 18 kings and four queens of Ancient Egypt were transferred aboard decorated chariots from their current home, the Egyptian Museum, to their new resting place, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

The preparations for what was renamed the Golden Parade of the Pharaohs lasted hours: c, where the Egyptian Museum is located, was closed to both traffic and pedestrians and the security forces were deployed along the entire route of seven kilometers covered in just over half an hour.

The mummies, which for the most part have rested undisturbed in the old museum for over 100 years, paraded to reach their new home.
Said the archaeologist and former Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, who commented live on the event on state TV:

“These are important 40 minutes in the life of the city of Cairo.”

The “procession” began with the mummy of Seqenenra Tào (also known as Tao II), a seventeenth dynasty ruler nicknamed “the Brave” who reigned over Upper Egypt about 1,600 years before Christ, while the last is was that of Ramses IX, pharaoh of the twentieth dynasty of Egypt who reigned in the 12th century BC.

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