GALLERY | Mummies parade through Cairo to celebrate the opening of a new museum

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Mummies vehicle driver talking with army personnel while waiting for the show to begin on April 3, 2021, Cairo, Egypt.
Mummies vehicle driver talking with army personnel while waiting for the show to begin on April 3, 2021, Cairo, Egypt.

On 3 April 2021, Egypt’s Cairo had its long awaited opening of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. This after plans to establish the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization began in 2002. Almost 20 years later the project has come to fruition. To mark the event, the city hosted a parade with a procession of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies. 

On Facebook, Intisar al-Sissi, the first lady of Egypt, explained how the parade would celebrate “the greatness of the ancient civilization that provided humanity, and still does, with a unique and diverse legacy, contributing to its progress and prosperity.”

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