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An American newspaper: Ahmose and Ramses the Second, the most prominent passengers of the "Golden Procession"



The Voice of America newspaper highlighted Egypt's preparations for the golden parade within hours, as 22 royal mummies in specially designed capsules will be transported through the capital's streets in a large motorcade to their new headquarters.


The newspaper said that the procession includes 18 kings and 4 queens, most of them from the New Kingdom, who will settle in the National Museum of Civilization in Fustat, about 5 kilometers from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir.


Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said that each mummy will be placed in a special capsule filled with nitrogen to ensure protection, and the capsules will be carried on carts designed to carry them and provide stability.


He said, "We chose the Museum of Civilization because we want, for the first time, to display the mummies in a civilized and educated manner, not for entertainment as they were in the Egyptian Museum."


Archaeologists discovered the mummies in two batches in the funerary temple complex at Deir el-Bahri in Luxor and in the nearby Valley of the Kings from 1871.


The newspaper said that the oldest mummies that will be in the golden procession are the mummy of King Tau, the last king of the seventeenth dynasty, who ruled in the sixteenth century BC and is believed to have met a violent death, and the show will also include the mummies of Ramses II, Seti I and Ahmose Nefertari.

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