The kings and queens of the pharaohs will move to the mummies procession tomorrow, to leave for the Museum of Civilization, leaving their place in the Egyptian Museum.
Dr. Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, said that the Museum of Civilization tells the story of the Egyptian from before history until now, and recounts the stories of all the ages that Egypt has gone through.
He mentioned that the royal mummies, coffins and a large group of Islamic antiquities will be the best of what is included in the Museum of Civilization, which together with the Grand Egyptian Museum represents a great gift from Egypt to the world, and pointed out that the cost of the Great Hall and the Royal Mummies Hall of the National Museum of Civilization exceeded 600 million pounds, equivalent to half of the funding. The government allocated as a grant to complete the stalled archaeological projects, its value is 1.27 billion pounds.
He added, during an interview with the “Final Word” program on On E channel, from inside the National Museum of Civilization, that the total cost of establishing the museum in its entirety exceeds about two billion pounds.
Dr. Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian antiquities expert, believes that the way to display the dead in the Museum of Civilization and next to them are coffins and artifacts from the same period, in addition to the results of CT scans that reveal a lot about the lives of these kings, will be a great addition to the tourism sector in Egypt.
Who leads the procession?
King Seknen Ra Taa is the leader of the procession of royal mummies. He is the father of the two kings Kamus and Ahmose the First, and he is a great king who started the war of liberation against the Hyksos, in which his son Ahmose the First won.
There are several theories of how Seknen Ra died, the most common of which is that he was killed in his battle with the Hyksos, and some theories see that he was killed while he was sleeping, as he was lying on his right side when he was attacked, either because he was asleep or because he had already been injured and fell on his right side before he was The fatal blow comes to him.
The most likely opinion is that King Sqnen Ra died while fighting the Hyksos, and there are traces of his ugly death on his skull full of wounds and fractures as a result of striking with spears and palates, and his teeth were found in a position of severe pressure on the tongue as a result of severe pain in the last moments of the king’s life.
The king’s head was filled with many severe wounds, and he found a dagger stab behind the left ear that reached his neck, and his chest and nose were shattered by blows with snuffers. There is also a cut caused by a war ax penetrating the bone at the top of its forehead.
The rest of the kings will be followed by King Seknen Ra in the procession of mummies, according to the historical era.
Queen Ahmose Nefertari
Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, dean of the Eighteenth Dynasty, will come to the fore, which the ancient Egyptians sanctified according to their beliefs.
Ahmose Nefertari was the wife of King Ahmose the First, the liberator of Egypt and the persecutor of the Hyksos and Asians, and the founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty, the greatest ruling families in Egypt.
Ahmose-Nefertari was the first woman in history to hold the position of commanding a full military division and she fought very efficiently.
King Amenhotep the First
He was the second pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, and he ruled from 1525 BC. Until 1504 BC. He was the third son of Ahmose the First and Ahmose Nefertari.
It was the first campaign he carried out on the country of Kush, then he campaigned against the Nubians .. He died after he ruled the country for nearly twenty years. The tomb of this pharaoh is the first among the group of long-depth tombs whose model spread during the dynastic era from eighteen to twenty years.
The mummy of the kings of Siti the First, his son Ramses II, Merenptah, and his son Siti II are among the 22 royal mummies that will be transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat in a majestic procession tomorrow, Saturday, April 3.
King Seti the First
The mummy of King Seti I was found in 1881 in the cache of Deir al-Bahari, west of Luxor, and the age of King Seti the First was estimated upon his death in his forties, and he was one of the kings participating in the procession of mummies
King Seti the First is the son of King Ramses I, the founder of the nineteenth dynasty, the era of the modern state, and he ruled Egypt for at least twenty-one years and led military campaigns to re-impose Egyptian control abroad.
He also led a battle against the Hittites, and these military victories were recorded at the Temple of Amun at Karnak.
The tomb of King Seti I in the Valley of the Kings (KV17) is one of the most beautiful royal tombs, as its walls keep their bright colors. His main wife was Queen Toya and the couple had three sons, one of whom is King Ramses II, his successor to rule.
King Ramses IIي
The mummy of King Ramses II, son of King Siti the First, was found in 1881 in the Deir el-Bahri cache, west of Luxor, and examinations of the mummy indicated that he died at the age of ninety.
King Ramses II is considered the most famous king of the modern state and one of the greatest warriors of Egypt, as he succeeded his father, King Siti the First, and became king between twenty-three and twenty-five years of age, and he enjoyed a long reign of about sixty-seven years, and left a large number of monuments and inscriptions.
King Ramses II is the owner of the first known peace treaty in history with the king of the Hittites, which is recorded on the walls of the temples of Karnak, as he recorded the events of the battle of (Kadesh) – which took place in the fifth year of his rule against the Kingdom of the Hittites – on multiple effects.
King Ramses II built temples all over Egypt, and among his most famous construction projects is the temple of Abu Simbel and Ramesseum – dedicated to his funerary worship, and his main wife was the great Queen Nefertari, who built a temple for her near his temple in Abu Simbel, and her tomb in the Valley of the Queens is the most beautiful cemetery in the cemetery Kind.
King Merenptah is the thirteenth son of King Ramses II, from the era of the New Kingdom, the Nineteenth Dynasty, and as a result of the long reign of his father, he ascended the throne at an old age, ruled for eleven years, and participated in a number of military campaigns. The archaeological one (Victory Panel).
The king’s mummy was found in 1898 in the tomb of Amenhotep II (KV 35) in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, studies revealed that he died at the age of about sixty years.
“King Seti II,” the son of King Merenptah
King Seti II is the son of King Merenptah, and he is considered the fifth king of the Nineteenth Dynasty of the New Kingdom, and he ruled for nearly six years.
The mummy of King Seti II was found in 1898 in the tomb of Amenhotep II (KV 35) in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, inside many coils of distinctive fine linen, and the features of King Seti II’s face were well preserved, and small amulets of faience were also found on Strings wrapped around the bottom of the mummy.
In pictures … all the kings participating in the procession and information about their reigns
The article The Parade of Mummies begins tomorrow .. Know about the kings and queens participating in it. It was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.