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Mummies on the move

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Catch Egypt’s Pharaohs’ Golden Parade From Tahrir to National Museum on April 3.

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that the Pharaohs’ Golden parade, where 22 mummies will be transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, is set to take place on April 3.

The mummies that will be transferred include Pharaoh Ramses II; Pharaoh Ramses IX; Pharaoh Ramses VI; Pharaoh Ramses V; Pharaoh Seti I; Pharaoh Seqenenre; and Pharaoh Thutmose III, as well as Queen Hatshepsut; QueenMeritamun, the wife of King Amenhotep I; and Queen Ahmose Nefertari, the wife of King Ahmose.

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.

Ahmed Ghoneim, head of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, told Daily News Egypt that the museum will be open to the public on April 4, two weeks before the mummies will be officially displayed.

As one of the main projects sponsored by UNESCO, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization presents Egypt’s heritage across a long historical period of time, from past to present. It will also act as a cultural centre that shall host concerts, live performances, as well as various leisure activities.

The museum also includes an education centre, a conference Room, and a library. It is located in Ain Elsira, Al Fustat, Cairo.


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Would love to see that.
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Apparently some superstitious Egyptians are blaming the recent spate of disasters on this move.

The Curse of the Mummies :sl:
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This is from the facebook group: “Friends of Egypt support tourism to Egypt”

The countdown to the largest event has begun, which is the transfer of the procession of royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum to Tahrir to the National Museum of Civilization (NMEC) on April 3, amid a mythical celebration befitting the greatness of Pharaonic civilization.

There will be a live stream of this event on the official YouTube channel of Experience Egypt, and a number of websites will also transmit This is a live broadcast through the YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/c/ExperienceEgypt/featured

A number of artists including Hend Sabry, Moni Zaki, Yusra, Lily Alawi and Hussein Fahmy will participate in the event, and a number of them will deliver speeches about the Pharaonic civilization and the procession of mummies in front of the attendees.

The procession of the transfer of royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the place of their permanent display in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization will be witnessed by the world on April 3, as the procession includes 22 mummies, including 18 mummies of kings, and 4 mummies of queens, including the mummies of King Ramses II and King Sqnen Ra King Tuthmosis III, King Seti the First, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Merit Amun, wife of King Amenhotep the First, and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, wife of King Ahmose.


https://www.youtube.com/c/ExperienceEgypt/featured
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‘death will come on quick wings for those who disturb the king’s peace.’
I first thought of the 2nd Suez crisis then covid popped into my head..

I just heard someone say that revenue from canal is 50 billion a week ?
Makes one wonder where all those billions go ?....... 8)

Ps: I remember once sitting in a mockup of King Tut's tomb at it's opening,
and that saying popped into my head and it was hot as hell in there and that
ruddy mosquito biting Carnarvon was shot 7 times.
Oh! and the whole room/tomb stunk of BO. That set was in the old Luxor Hotel.
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@Who2

I just heard someone say that revenue from canal is 50 billion a week ?
Makes one wonder where all those billions go ?....... 8)
About $6 billion per annum according to latest figures.

Where it goes.....who knows?
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Does anyone have an idea of the time for this parade? (Of course, it might not be published because it will be "on time-Egyptian time"!) Nevertheless, I too would love to watch it.
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6-9 PM Cairo

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Surprise, surprise, it has just been postponed half an hour. :ct
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I wonder why the mummies are going to the NMEC rather than the GEM?

You’d have thought these would be star items ....and surely they aren’t going to move them again?
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Teddyboy wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:09 am Does anyone have an idea of the time for this parade? (Of course, it might not be published because it will be "on time-Egyptian time"!) Nevertheless, I too would love to watch it.
If you can’t catch it on TV, it’s also being shown on 2 YouTube channels as explained in this article.

https://egyptindependent.com/egypts-tou ... -channels/
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According to Luxor Times, it is 5:30 Cairo time, everywhere else I have seen, it is 6:30. Very unusual!
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https://egyptianstreets.com

How to Watch Live: Egypt’s Historic Pharaohs’ Golden Parade

Afters of preparation, Egypt’s historic Pharaohs’ Golden Parade is set to kick off at at 6PM Cairo time Saturday 3 April 2021. The event will be live streamed on the official YouTube channel of the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism (click here) and on the YouTube channel of Experience Event (click here).

The event, which will include attendance by leading officials and celebrities, will see 22 mummies transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

International guests, including the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation an the Director-General of UNESCO have also arrived in Cairo to attend the event.


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Very interesting

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I have to say that was a pretty impressive show!

I could have done without the Antiquities minister’s sycophancy towards Sisi Et al...but I suppose that was inevitable.

They managed some amazing dancing scenes at Giza and Deir el Bahari without slipping - which would have been easy - into Hollywood kitsch.

The NMEC looks very impressive and I’m looking forward to visiting it when next in Cairo. I gather it’s the final resting place of the royal mummies and it was a deliberate choice in order to attract tourists to both the NMEC and the GEM.
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If anyone missed the live event, here’s a recording with English commentary.

https://fb.watch/4FswNMbqKC/

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There was an article on BBC news about the event with some short clips. They certainly went to town by putting on a show for the event. We have been to the old Egyptian Museum several times but, regrettably, we are not likely to get to the new one. :( :(
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A walking tour of the NMEC on its opening day!

https://fb.watch/4KSSjwcGdT/
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newcastle wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:33 pm A walking tour of the NMEC on its opening day!

https://fb.watch/4KSSjwcGdT/
Thanks for that Newcastle :up The exhibits seem to be well displayed and particularly well lit. It could have benefitted with a commentary though because so many items are quite beautiful and an explanation would have been useful.
This is the museum of Egyptian culture and includes faurly recent exhibits. Do I take it that the Tahrir museum continues to function as ancient Egypt? For some reason I was under the impression that the new museum was to replace the old one, but I confess that having not been to Egypt for nearly 10 years I am a bit out of touch........
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