Transporting the mummies – or “disturbing their peace” – has traditionally been related to superstition and foreboding. A warning on King Tut’s tomb even reads “Loss of life will come on fast wings for many who disturb the king’s peace.”
Regardless of the warnings, crowds are anticipated to line the streets to witness the historic procession of their nation’s historical rulers via the capital right now.
The lavish, multi-million greenback spectacle will see the mummies moved from the peach-coloured, neo-classical Egyptian Museum to their new resting place three miles away.
It’s going to see 22 mummies – 18 kings and 4 queens – transported in chronological order of their reigns – from the seventeenth Dynasty ruler, Seqenenre Taa II, to Ramses IX, who reigned within the twelfth Century BC.
Whereas many welcomed the sunshine aid to the Covid-battered nation, others are questioning the knowledge contemplating the horrible luck Egypt has not too long ago endured.
“Phrase on the road is that the excessive winds & all the pieces that’s taking place now’s the legendary pharaohs’ curse.”
One other stated: “The truth that King Ramasses II is inflicting all these catastrophes in Egypt is past me.
“The pharaoh curse activated once they introduced that they’d be transferring mummies to a brand new museum, together with King Ramasses’ mummy.
“He was the strongest & strongest pharaoh.”
A 3rd wrote: “A Suez Canal blockage, 2 trains colliding with one another, a garment manufacturing facility blaze and a residential constructing collapse all got here after Egypt’s announcement it could switch 22 mummies to a brand new resting place.
“Is it a century-old curse?”
As we speak’s foremost attraction is King Ramses II, probably the most well-known pharaoh of the New Kingdom.
He dominated for 67 years and is remembered for signing the primary recognized peace treaty.
One other is Queen Hatshepsut, or Foremost of Noble Women. She defied customs of the day which didn’t enable girls to develop into pharaohs.
Every mummy shall be carried on a adorned car fitted with particular shock-absorbers and surrounded by a motorcade, together with duplicate horse-drawn conflict chariots.