The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Sunday that 22 royal mummies will be transferred on April 3 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani remarked that this is an event he has been waiting for since he was a child. The ministry explained that these mummies were found during the discovery of the Deir al-Bahari hideout in 1881 and the hideout of the tomb of King Amenhotep II in 1898.
“These mummies are the kings of the modern state, which is the greatest period of the ancient Egyptian state, and they were discovered in the two hideouts of Deir al-Bahari in western Luxor, and another group was discovered in the tomb of Amenhotep II, including Hatshepsut, in addition to the mummy of Seqenenre Tao, who started the war on the Hyksos and expelled them from Egypt, and the mummy of his son, King Ahmose, the mummy of Titi the first, and Ramses the second,” Anany explained.
“The whole world is waiting for this event, and this is a message to the world that we respect our history, and we will transfer the mummies in a very decent manner. We chose to show it on Saturday as a holiday in all countries of the world. Over 200 foreign channels asked to film the transfer ceremony,” he added.
The minister assured that this will mark the last time the mummies will be transferred.