Archaeologist Zahi Hawass described today the procession of royal mummies of the New Kingdom, which will be held tomorrow, Saturday, in the Egyptian capital, to promote culture and tourism.
The famous Egyptologist said, “Every person on earth will be attracted by the magic of the 22 mummies of kings and queens who will tour the streets of Cairo tomorrow.”
Royal mummies in the streets of Cairo, April 2 (Prinsa Latina) Archaeologist Zahi Hawass described today the parade of royal mummies of the New Kingdom, which will be held tomorrow in the Egyptian capital to promote culture and tourism.
The famous Egyptologist said, “Every person on earth will be attracted by the magic of the 22 mummies of the kings and queens who will roam the streets of Cairo tomorrow.”
The historic event is scheduled at night. The perfectly preserved bodies of several modern state kings will leave the Museum of Liberation together for the Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
Hawass, who heads the Project to Study Royal Mummies, tells some of the tales of the heroes of the majestic procession, reconstructed from the results of a CT scan.
The specialist said that the first among the kings would be Saqinara Ta, who led Egypt’s war against the Hyksos and died after torturing his enemies.
The researcher in the case of the famous Pharaoh Ramses II commented on his old age and some of them had heart attacks, while Ramses III was killed by his wives with a knife in the so-called harem plot.
On the upcoming habitat of mummies, Hawass confirmed that it is impressive. In the Museum of Civilization, each king and queen will receive their original coffin, statues and pieces dating back to the time of mummification, DNA tests and information obtained from X-rays.
The archaeologist stressed that the event will be a great promotion for culture and tourism in Egypt.
Incidentally, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in cooperation with the National Postal Authority, issued commemorative postage stamps.