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Get to Know More about Royal Mummies Parade

Sat 20 Mar 2021 | 10:12 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

The long-awaited Royal Mummies Parade will be held on April 3. The event will witness the transfer of 22 royal mummies in a majestic world parade from the place of its current display in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the place of its permanent display in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.

These mummies were discovered in the royal cachette in Deir el-Bahari in 1881, and the cachette found inside the tomb of King Amenhotep II in 1898.

• Deir el-Bahari cachette (TT320)

It is known as the "royal cachette ". It is an ancient cemetery located next to Deir al-Bahari within the group of Thebes cemeteries in western Luxor.

Among the royal mummies found inside this cachette: kings Seqenenre Taa, Ahmose I, Amenhotep I, Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Seti I, Ramses II, Ramses III, and Ramses IX, and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari.

• King Amenhotep II cachette (KV35)

It was discovered in 1898 by the French Egyptologist Victor Lauret in the Valley of Kings in Luxor.

Among the royal mummies found in this cachette were those of kings Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III, Merenptah, Ramses IV, V and VI, and Seti II.