The event will also feature various artistic performances by Egyptian artists, musicians as well as renowned film stars.
Egypt’s capital Cairo is gearing up for a first-of-its-kind Pharaohs Golden Parade that will transfer the ancient Egyptian royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC).
The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade of 22 royal mummies from one museum to another will be broadcast on over 400 television channels while the event will also be streamed online via the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ Facebook page.
Set to take place on April 3, 2021, the parade will feature 22 mummies, 18 kings and four queens, dating back to the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties. And being royals, these mummies won’t make the trip in box trucks; they’ll travel in specially built parade cars fit for a pharaoh or queen.
This parade will reportedly last around 40 minutes, and will likely resemble the rehearsal filmed in early December.
Once they arrive at NMEC, the mummies will be subjected to restoration in a laboratory for almost 15 days in order to be prepared for installation inside its new showcases at the Royal Mummies Hall, decorated to look like the “Valley of the Kings,” the area that houses their original tombs.
The event will also feature various artistic performances by Egyptian artists, musicians as well as renowned film stars, such as Mona Zaki, Hussein Fahmy and Sawsan Badr.