Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani held a meeting in the presence of Major General Khaled Abdel-Al, Governor of Cairo and representatives of the Ministries of Defense, Interior, Tourism, Security Authorities and the Supreme Council of Antiquities, to follow up the necessary procedures of the transfer of mummies and royal sarcophaguses from their current exhibition at the Egyptian Museum at El Tahrir Square to the permanent exhibition in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.
During the meeting, they discussed the measures taken during the last period in preparation for the process of the transfer, and the technical needs that must be provided during the transfer process.
The organizing company also reviewed several ideas and proposals for this international event that shows the greatness of our ancestors and the ancient Egyptian civilization.
The number of mummies and sarcophaguses scheduled to be transported is 22 royal mummies and 17 royal sarcophaguses, dating back to the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties.
The mummies include 18 of kings and 4 of queens, including the mummies of King Ramesses II, King Thutmose III, King Seti I, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Merritt Amon, wife of King Amenhotep I, Queen Ahmose Nefertari, wife of King Ahmose.
Contributed by Basant Ahmed