Royal mummies at Museum of Egyptian Civilization ready to receive visitors Sunday

After parading from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to their new home in Fustat’s National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, 22 royal mummies will be ready for viewing on Sunday.

All mummies have been placed in custom cases inside the new museum’s Mummies Hall in preparation for receiving visitors on Sunday, which happens to be World Heritage Day.

Most of the sarcophagi been installed inside the hall and work is being completed to install the rest of the coffins and artifacts of King Amenhotep II and Tuthmosis IV, Executive Vice President of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Enas Gaafar, explained, adding that archaeologists were putting the final touches on the display.

Recently, restoration teams dismantled the mummies, separated them from their nitrogen capsules, and prepared them for the new exhibition environment for at the museum, Gaafar added.

An entrance ticket, which includes visiting the Mummies Hall and the central display area, costs LE60 for Egyptians (LE30 for students) and LE200 for foreigners (LE100 for students).

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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