Egyptians will line the roads of Cairo to enjoy a procession of mummified kings as well as queens travel through the historic city on Saturday night.
Twenty-two royal mommies will be delivered in specially-designed capsules from the Egyptian Museum in main Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, concerning 3 miles to the south-east.
The so-called Pharaohs’ Golden Parade will certainly be a multi-million buck event with tight safety and security arrangements. Authorities will certainly close Tahrir Square as well as various other sections of the course ahead of the begin at 6pm local time (4pm UK).
The 18 kings and also four queens will certainly be delivered in chronological order of their regimes, starting with Seqenenre Tao, the last king of the 17th Dynasty, that reigned in the 16th century BC and also is thought to have actually satisfied a violent death.
To protect the mummies during the parade, they will certainly be put in unique pills full of nitrogen as well as carried on cards that will certainly cradle them and also supply stability, according to Egyptian archaeologist as well as former classical times minister Zahi Hawass, that will remark as the events unravel.
He stated:” We chose the Civilization Museum because we want, for the first time, to show the mommies in a civilized fashion, an enlightened fashion, and except amusement as they were in the Egyptian Museum.”
Archaeologists found the mummies in two sets at the complex of mortuary temples of Deir el-Bahari in Luxor as well as at the close-by Valley of the Kings from 1881 onwards.
The parade will also include the mommies of Ramses II, that ruled for 67 years, and also Queen Hatshepu1871t, the most effective women pharaoh.
Fustat was the website of Egypt’s resources under the Umayyad dynasty after the Arab occupation.
” By doing it like this, with fantastic splendor and also scenario, the mummies are getting their due,” claimed Salima Ikram, an Egyptologist at the American University in Cairo.
” These are the kings of Egypt, these are the pharaohs. And so, it is a way of lionizing.”