Cairo Prepares for Tomorrow's Royal Mummies' Parade (Exclusive Photos)

Preparations for the Golden Pharaohs' Parade in Cairo. (Exclusive for Majalla)

Preparations are underway for the Golden Pharaoh's Parade on April 3, where Cairo is gearing up for a public journey of twenty-two royal mummies from their place in Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the place of their permanent display in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Fustat.

 

The Golden Parade will start at 6 pm with a 21- gun salute and will last around 40 minutes. Two hundred media outlets from around the world will cover the event live.

 

The royal mummies will travel along the Nile in a legendary journey and in specially built parade cars which fit the Pharaoh or the queen. The parade will feature 18 Pharaohs and four queens dating back to the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties including the mummy of King Ramses II, King Seqnen Ra, King Thutmose III, and King Siti I, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Mert Amon, wife of King Amenhotep I, and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari.