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Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

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Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

It was announced this morning (7th May) that the following mummies are due to be moved to the Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat on 15 June 2019:

KINGS

Seqenenre Taa

Ahmose I

Amenhotep I

Amenhotep III

Thutmose I

Thutmose II

Thutmose III

Rameses I

Sethy I

Rameses II

Rameses III

Rameses IV

Rameses V

Rameses VI

Siptah

Merenptah

Sethy II

QUEENS

Ahmes-Nefertiry

Henttawy A

Nedjmet A

Sitkamose

HIGH PRIESTS OF AMUN AND FAMILIES

Maatkare

Panedjem II

Nesikhonsu

Isetemkheb D

[thanks to @EgyptMcr for the above list]

News was first broadcast on the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Facebook page - with translations and shares made by several professional Egyptologists - although nothing appears to have been mentioned elsewhere as yet: https://www.facebook.com/nmec.gov.eg

Whether they're going to be there temporarily or permanently who knows...

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1. Re: Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

Thanks for the information 👍🏽

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2. Re: Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

*****, I will be there on 20th june , that´s all the mummies in the museum?

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3. Re: Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

So it would appear that Amunhetep II, Thothmoses IV and Tiye are remaining at the Egyptian Museum.

Ahmose and the mummy identified as Ramesses I are currently in Luxor Museum, so that would mean no mummies, royal or otherwise, in their collection; or at least on display.

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4. Re: Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

I agree with many others that it's a mighty strange decision! Only time will tell if it happens...

Filipe Almeida - there are other mummies to be seen in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities including a newly curated presentation of Yuya and Thuyu (complete with their wonderful grave goods) on the upper floor: https:/…

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5. Re: Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

Interesting... I wonder how they decide what goes into the Museum of Egyptian Civilisation, what goes to the new museum and what stays behind?

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6. Re: Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

Any idea when Tut will be moved?

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7. Re: Royal Mummies on the move: 15th June 2019

If you mean Tuts mummy he is in Luxor in his tomb, not the Cairo museum with most of his burial goods.

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