The whole world is waiting for the greatest event that Egypt will witness on Saturday evening, the third of April, “The cortege of the royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, to settle in the Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.”
This event’s main purpose is to show the world how beautiful and civilized Egypt is, and the extent to which Egyptians respect their ancestors and their history. The cortege includes 22 royal mummies "18 mummies for kings / 4 queens" dating back to the dynastic ages 17, 18, 19, and 20, including King Ramses II, King Seknen Ra, King Thutmose III, King Seti I, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Mert Amun “the wife of King Amenhotep I”, Queen Ahmose Nefertari, and other kings and queens of Egypt who made ancient Egyptian history, this cortege is like a message of thanks and appreciation to them.
Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Archaeology, explained that there are about 400 local and foreign channels keen on broadcasting the event live, explaining that the live coverage of this event will include the live broadcast of the transfer of mummies, starting from their exit from the Egyptian Museum, passing through ‘’ Ain El Seera’’, Up to the Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, where the square and buildings will be Luminous with the presence of classy music and patriotic songs. The coverage will also include information about Egyptian antiquities that will be presented by Egyptian artists who are located in various archaeological sites.
In addition to this, there will be a 6-minutes introductory film about the transfer of royal mummies, explaining how the transfer of mummies will take place and the film will be launched in Arab and foreign countries that export civilization in order to promote the event in the whole world.
During his speech, he indicated that the mummies in the museum will be shown in one hall that its walls are painted black as if we are standing inside a real cemetery in the other world, each mummy next to its own coffin, with information about how the king or queen died.
The President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and a number of international figures will welcome this great cortege inside the Museum of Egyptian Civilization.