The international community reacted positively to Egypt’s majestic Saturday evening transfer of 22 royal mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to their final resting place at the National Museum of Civilizations in Fustat.
These include Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Egypt Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Rahbi, who called the event on Twitter, “A majestic golden procession in honor of the kings of Egypt through the ages under the patronage of His Excellency the Egyptian President, on a trip from the Egyptian Museum to the National Museum of Civilizations in Fustat.”
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi also received congratulations from the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah for successfully overseeing the event, while also praising the great level of preparations the Egypt government has done to make the event an unforgettable experience.
The Saudi Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan al-Saud sent his sincere congratulations to Egypt for the event’s success on Twitter: “My sincere congratulations to the brothers in the Arab Republic of Egypt for the success of the Royal Mummies Parade and its transfer to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Great civilization … in safe hands.”
This was accompanied by congratulations from the head of the General Authority for Entertainment in Saudi Arabia Turki al-Sheikh, who called the event a “historic day.”
Greek Tourism Minister Hari Theokhari hailed the celebrations as a grand and amazing event, one that gives hope to the world in a time of pressure brought by the pandemic.
In an exclusive interview with the Middle East News Agency, Theokhari had previously called the event a great idea that would serve as excellent advertising for Egypt’s tourism by educating people on the nation’s rich and varied history.
The United Nations Coordinator in Egypt Elena Banova said that she is “proud of Egypt, the cradle of civilization,” commenting on what she described as the “majestic scenes” of the royal mummies parade.
Egypt on Saturday celebrated the transfer of 22 mummies of the most famous kings and queens from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in a dazzling ceremony, held in the presence of the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Audrey Azoulay, and the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization Zarrab Polulichvili.
Around 400 TV channels from all over the world aired the event.