A team of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies passed through downtown Cairo on Saturday to the new museum three miles away as part of a luxurious ceremony celebrating Egyptian history.
According to the “Washington Post” report, the procession of 18 kings and 4 queens of the Golden Parade named Pharaoh left the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square at around 8pm and went to the Egyptian National Museum of Civilization. Each mummy rides a golden and blue boat-like vehicle, and each vehicle carries the name of the mummy it carries.
The entire event was an attempt to recreate ancient Egyptian costumes, and the performers on the carriage dressed up like ancient Egyptians. A parade circled around Tahrir Square, the center of the Egyptian revolution in 201
The route of the vehicle is freshly laid, the coffin is filled with nitrogen, and the vehicle is also equipped with special shock absorbers to protect the ancient remains.
The Post pointed out that the event has been going on for several months, and the Egyptian authorities hope that the transfer of the mummies will attract tourists to the country. The country’s economy has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and political chaos.
“Postal” pointed out that the event also held nationalist activities to highlight Egypt’s historical position. President Abdul Fatah Hesi presided over the ceremony. Because of his authoritarian rule and ambitious plans, he himself is often referred to as the “new pharaoh”.
The Post reported that most Egyptians saw the incident on television and the entire route was closed for safety reasons. Some parts of the event also pre-recorded patriotic music played by bands and singers, as well as music clips specifically targeting famous temples, mosques and churches in Egypt.