Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Wednesday that the royal mummy procession, or the “Pharaohs’ Golden Parade”, will be broadcasted live on the ministry’s two YouTube channels.
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anany said that 400 TV channels are also set to air the parade live, adding that some international figures have confirmed their attendance at the event.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday that the Ministerial Committee for Tourism and Antiquities, is gearing up efforts to finalize the arrangements for the royal procession that will transfer 22 mummies of ancient Egypt’s kings and queens to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat on April 3.
This event is the first of its kind in the world.
Of the 22 mummies, 18 are kings and four are queens, among them the mummies of King Ramses II, King Seknen Ra, King Tuthmosis III, King Seti I, Queen Hatshebut, Queen Merit Amun, wife of King Amenhotep I, and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, and wife of King Ahmose.