Anani probes preparations for royal mummies parade
Wednesday، 23 September 2020 - 04:53 PM
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el Anani on Tuesday 23/9/2020 conferred with the company tasked with transferring a number of royal mummies from the mummies room at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a grand parade that will attract the world attention.
During the meeting, Anani reviewed the possible scenaries for the transfer of the mummies along with the technical and design aspects that are currently under way at the NMEC.
The news of the transfer was initially announced on the NMEC’s official Facebook page that stated that the NMEC, which has only been partially open, is going to be hosting the mummies in a bid to give it a ‘competitive’ edge with the Egyptian museum. As such, the museum is expected to be more attractive to the tourists who are particularly keen on seeing Egypt’s mummies – a key attraction to those interested in Egyptology.
The number of mummies and coffins to be transported is 22 royal mummies and 17 royal coffins, dating back to the era of captivity 17, 18, 19, and 20, including 18 mummies of kings and 4 mummies of queens, among them the mummy of King Ramses II, King Sakan Ra, and King Thutmose III, and King City The first, Queen Hatshepsut, and Queen Mert Amon, the wife of King Amenhotep the First, and Queen Ahmose Nefertari, wife of King Ahmose.