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Photos: The scene in Cairo during a gala parade for Egyptian mummies transported to a new museum

Cairo held a parade Saturday celebrating the transport of 22 of Egypt’s prized royal mummies to their new resting place in a massive museum further south in the capital. The ceremony, designed to showcase the country’s rich heritage, snaked along the Nile corniche from the Egyptian Museum overlooking Tahrir Square to the newly opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in the Fustat neighborhood, where Egypt’s first Islamic capital was located.

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April 3, 2021

A convoy transports ancient royal mummies during the Pharaohs' Golden Parade from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to their new resting place at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.

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Vehicles transport the mummies through Cairo.

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Performers, dressed in ancient Egyptian costume, march during the parade.

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A light display in Tahrir Square during the parade.

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Artists perform in the parade of the mummies.

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Artists walk in the Pharaohs' Golden Parade.

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Journalists record videos as carriages carrying the mummies go by.

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The mummy of King Ramses VI is transported in the convoy.

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One of the mummies transported during the parade.

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Performers are dressed in ancient Egyptian costumes.

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Light are displayed in Tahrir Square as the mummies are transported.

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Vehicles in the convoy roll down a street.

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A performer rides in a two-horse chariot.

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The carriage carrying the mummy of Queen Tiye advances during the parade.

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A band marches in the parade.

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The mummies are being transfered to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

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The vehicles transport the mummies from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.

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