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In Photos: Egyptian mummies paraded by means of Cairo


Egypt held a spectacular parade to have fun the transport of twenty-two of its royal mummies by means of the capital, Cairo, to their new house within the Nationwide Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.

Crowds gathered on Saturday to witness the multimillion-dollar spectacle of 18 kings and 4 queens making the 7km journey (4 miles) from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo’s Tahrir Sq. to their new resting place.

The 22 royals within the convoy have been largely from the New Kingdom.

Authorities shut down roads alongside the Nile for the flowery ceremony, designed to drum up curiosity in Egypt’s wealthy collections of antiquities at a time when tourism has virtually totally stalled due to COVID-19 associated restrictions.

Because the royal mummies arrived on the museum, which was formally inaugurated on Saturday, cannons fired a 21-gun salute.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stood on the entrance of the museum to obtain the mummies as they filed previous on automobiles bedecked with golden pharaonic motifs.

The heads of the UN cultural company UNESCO and the World Tourism Group have been additionally current on the ceremony.

Every mummy had been positioned in a particular capsule crammed with nitrogen to make sure safety, Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass mentioned.

They have been carried on automobiles designed to cradle them and supply stability.

Fustat, the house of the brand new museum, was the location of Egypt’s capital below the Umayyad dynasty after the Arab conquest.