The new landmark of Egypt will be “advertised” with an original parade. A solemn procession will mark the transfer of 22 pharaoh mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to a new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, Cairo. The ceremony is due to take place in the coming weeks.
Among the mummies are the mummies of Ramses II, Thutmose III, Seti I, Queen Hatshepsut and Queen Meritamun, wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep I.
At the same time, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat has already received 17 coffins of the pharaohs. Which must restore in preparation for the reception of royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir.
“There is an Egyptian team working with the latest equipment to preserve, maintain and pack the mummies with maximum efficiency. All materials used are safe and will not harm mummies. We have researched and reconstructed each mummy separately. Taking into account several factors, including temperature, humidity, lighting, and the environment of each. Each mummy is enclosed in a nitrogen capsule to a specific standard and transported in specially designed boxes. ” Al-Monitor Manal al-Ghannam, director of restoration at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, Cairo said. According to her, the team has completed its work and the mummies are ready for transportation.
The Covid-19’s Impact
According to Johns Hopkins University, there are 41,157 active cases of coronavirus in Egypt at the time of August 4 (i.e., sick or infected at the moment), which, taking into account 100 million Egyptians, is about 42 patients per 100 thousand population. And by August 8, this figure had already dropped to 39 people per 100 thousand of the population. Those statistics show that the incidence of Covid-19 in Egypt is rapidly declining.
As a result, tour operators have already opened the sale of tours to the land of the Pharaohs. “We offer, as before, tours to Egypt with a flight through Cairo on flights of regular air carriers. Due to the uncertainty with the opening of borders, sales in this direction are still sporadic “, – commented on the correspondent of the TURPROM information group in the press service of the tour operator Tez Tour, which launched the sale of vacation tours to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.
At the same time, the tour operator pays special attention to tourists that, according to the information of its host office in Egypt, arriving directly to Hurghada, Taba, Sharm el-Sheikh and Marsa Alam do not need to have a certificate of testing for the presence of coronavirus infection Covid-19.
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