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Topic Reading-Vol.3284-4/8/2021

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2021/04/08 Topic Reading-Vol.3284-4/8/2021

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Egypt puts on a show as it moves royal mummies to new home

Pharaoh [fɛəroʊ/feɪroʊ] is the title of rulers of Ancient Egypt from the First Dynasty approximately 3100BCE until the annexation of Egypt by the Roman Empire in 30 BCE. On April 3, 2021CE, mummified remains from the ancient New Kingdom between 1539BCE and 1075 BCE, including the infamous Ramses II, paraded 7 kilometers in Cairo’s center to their new resting site. It wasn’t the first time for the royal mummies to travel. They had been taken from Luxor to Cairo by boats in the 19th century before they rested in the museum. Also, infamous Ramses II’s remains traveled to Paris in 1976 for restoration work. But this time, the remains of 18 kings and four queens all together made the Pharaoh’s Golden Parade in climate-controlled containers for an hour, which was broadcasted on TV and online widely. They are now all rested in their new home in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, which is expected to draw tourists from all over the world. Indeed, Egypt needs to revitalize its tourism, which suffered severely from the 2011 uprising and the recent coronavirus pandemic.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about this historical Egyptian royal mummies’ parade.

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