WORLD Egypt moves 22 Pharaonic mummies to new museum amid festive 'golden parade'

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Egypt moves 22 Pharaonic mummies to new museum amid festive 'golden parade'

Xinhua

08:12, April 04, 2021

People in ancient Egyptian outfits perform during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Customized vehicles for transferring mummies leave the Egyptian Museum during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

People in ancient Egyptian outfits perform during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

A customized vehicle for transferring an Egyptian Pharaonic mummy is seen during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

A customized vehicle for transferring an Egyptian Pharaonic mummy is seen during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Customized vehicles for transferring mummies are seen during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Photo taken on April 3, 2021 shows a scene of the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Customized vehicles for transferring mummies leave the Egyptian Museum during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

People in ancient Egyptian outfits perform during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

People in ancient Egyptian outfits perform during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade in Cairo, Egypt, on April 3, 2021. Egypt moved on Saturday evening 22 mummies from the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in a festive, remarkable parade known as "The Pharaoh's Golden Parade." The mummies belong to 18 kings and four queens from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties that ruled ancient Egypt over 3,000 years ago. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

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