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Weird News Egypt gives a great show to mark the arrival of the Pharaohs at the new museum of Cairo

14:50  23 march  2021
14:50  23 march  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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22 Mums of Pharaohs and Queens will finally join the National Museum of Egyptian civilization. The parade, planned for the New Year, had been postponed because of the CVIV-19 epidemic.

  L'Egypte donne un grand spectacle pour marquer l'arrivée des pharaons au nouveau musée du Caire © Provided by FranceInfo

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The Pharaohs' Golden Parade!

An Unrivalled Event Where 22 Mummies Will Cross The Streets of Cairo From The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to The National Museum for Egyptian Civilization in Futat

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A convoy of "stars"

The parade, baptized The Pharaohs Golden Parade by the organizers, will cross the city of Cairo, the Egyptian museum where they are currently presented. At the brand new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. A museum that will now be the tomb of these pharaohs.

The 22 mummies of 18 pharaohs and 4 queens, including those of Ramses II and Queen Hatchesout, will be placed on solar barque-colored trucks, to recall the Pharaonic Funeral Rite. The vehicles will wear a transparent and enlightened sarcophagus of the interior, to welcome the mummy that will be visible by all.

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The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled El Enany, said the event will take place in the strictest respect of the safety instructions imposed in the transfer of artifacts. Thus the mummies will be placed in sterilization units before being loaded on the trucks.

A real public spectacle

Everything is here in the symbolic, and does not look for a historical representation. This is for the general public. From golden paint to Gogo, hieroglyphs entered on a sidewall and on the other, the English name of Pharaoh.

The decoration is rather kitch to judge by the photos taken during repetitions last year. Closer to the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas than the Majesty of the Vallée des Rois . The convoy will be accompanied by a procession of musicians and armed guards, in the pharaonic tradition.

The parade will mark the opening to the public of the highly anticipated National Museum of Egyptian civilization , whose inauguration has also been pushed because of coronavirus epidemic. A colossal space of nearly 13 hectares. At working every effort of culture, research and leisure. A major tool for reviving tourism in Egypt, particularly struck by terrorist attacks, then the pandemic.

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