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Tahrir Square Prepares for Procession of Transporting Royal Mummies

Sat 22 Feb 2020 | 09:27 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Experts affirm that when the development of Tahrir Square is completed, 22 mummies and 17 royal coffins will be transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (EMNC) in the Fustat region, south to Cairo.

The EMNC is one of the leading projects to develop the southern part of the capital in parallel with other projects to develop the fence of Magra El-Ayoun and the Ain El-Sira region.

The projects also include the relocating of the tanneries to the city for leather at El-Rubiky, northeast to Cairo.

The government plans to develop the historical capital, upgrading the areas of slums and distributing the antiquities to various parts of the mega city.

Training on Tahrir Square for Procession of Transporting Royal Mummies

The plans make tourists visit more than one region in Cairo.

For example, a tourist can visit the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square and enjoy the persity of monuments in the square such as the Pharaonic obelisk, European architecture and the Nile River.

At another time, he may visit the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) to enjoy the greatness of the pyramids, the unique collection of King Tutankhamun, which will be fully displayed for the first time in that museum.

Tourists can also visit the EMNC to watch the mummies of the kings of Egypt in one place, enjoy the artifacts of Islamic Cairo, the fence of Magra El-Ayoun after its development and the Lake of  Ain El Sira.

With this persity and expansion, the cultural value of the tourist doubles.

Training on Tahrir Square for Procession of Transporting Royal Mummies

All the monuments take the complete right to be shown in a way befits the greatness and persity of Egyptian civilization.

The southern area of Cairo is being developed within the line of the royal mummy itinerary.

The procession will set out of the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square towards the Cornice,   Garden City,   Qasar Al-Aini, Manial, and Misr Al Qadaemah, the bridge leading to Al-Gayyara region then to the EMNC.

It should be mentioned that Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, had presided over the meeting of the Supreme Council for Urban Planning.

Fustat area,  the region surrounding the EMNC, Al- Gayyara, Houch Al-Nakheel,   Alam El- Rom, Cleopatra in Marsa Matrouh were declared as areas to be re-planned.

The council also reviewed the project to develop the area surrounding the Pyramids Plateau, the GEM and the plan of the General Authority for Development Tourism within the framework of the 2030 vision.

The state exerts more efforts to develop those regions according to a comprehensive vision commensurate with their historical value.

The plan of development parallels with the major architectural renaissance everywhere in Egypt.