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Cairo temporarily closed roads Saturday for royal mummy parade route

World NTD Day 2021 - Giza Pyramids - Cairo
Posted at 11:22 AM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 21:10:10-04

It was a parade 3,000 years in the making.

On Saturday, Cairo's roads temporarily closed for a procession of mummies that paraded through the streets as 22 royal mummies and 17 royal sarcophagi were being transferred between museums in the city.

According to Egyptian reports, the parade continued along the Nile River.

Among the mummies include kings Ramses II, Seti I, and Tuthmose III.

According to CNN, the parade included fireworks, artillery salutes, and hand-drawn chariots and choirs in tow.

The museum opened to the public the day after the parade, CNN reported.