Egypt amazes the world again

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Colossal, imposing, magnificent: These are adjectives that we can use when referring to Egyptian culture, its monuments and the enigmatic history that surrounds everything related to its ancient civilization. Recently, 22 mummies of kings and queens were transferred to the Museum of Egypt in Cairo. An event that can certainly be classified as "Pharaonic", and never better implemented this word. In the midst of a huge, luxurious and brilliant display, the government of Egypt, made the world witness a parade of the ancient rulers of their country, in which 22 mummies, 18 kings and four queens, were transported from the Museum Egyptian to their new resting place 5 km away, according to national treasure status, the mummies were relocated to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

One of the main attractions of the event was King Ramses II, the most famous pharaoh of the "new kingdom", who ruled for more than 60 years and is remembered for signing the first known peace treaty. Another was Queen Hatshepsut, the greatest of noble ladies. He became a ruler, even though the customs of his time were that women could not be pharaohs. "The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has done everything possible to ensure that the mummies were stabilized, preserved and packed in a climate-controlled environment," said Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at the American University of Cairo. The mummies were discovered in 1881 and 1898 in the ruins of Thebes, the ancient capital of Egypt, present-day Luxor in Upper Egypt. While most of the rulers' remains were brought from Luxor to Cairo by boat on the Nile, some were transported in the first-class carriage of a train, and were housed in the iconic Egyptian Museum and visited by tourists from the whole world over the past century.

The new exhibits will now be housed in the Royal Room of the Mummies, which has been designed for visitors to experience the illusion of being in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Other major projects are also on the horizon, such as the new Great Egyptian Museum that will house the famous collection of Tutankhamun, near the pyramids of Giza, which will undoubtedly mark a historical milestone in relation to tourism and conservation of the remains of the rulers of the Ancient Egypt.