IN PHOTOS: A sneak peek at the Pharaohs' Parade royalties

Nevine El-Aref , Saturday 20 Mar 2021

Ahram Online launches a series of daily articles on each ancient royalty joining the parade

Pharaohs Royal Parade
The tomb of king Amenhotep II (KV 35)

The much-awaited Pharaohs' Royal Parade will be held on 3 April.

The mega event will see the royal mummies off from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in Fustat.

Ahram Online is starting a daily series on the parade, revealing information about every king and queen included: their lives, most Important monuments, and studies carried out on their mummies.

The mummies were discovered in two cachettes. The first was unearthed in 1881 at Deir El-Bahari in Luxor’s West Bank in Tomb TT320.

The royal mummies found in the first cachette included those of the kings Seqenenre Taa, Ahmose I, Amenhotep I, Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Seti I, Ramses II, Ramses III, and Ramses IX, and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari.

Pharaohs Royal Parade
Pharaohs Royal Parade

Pharaohs Royal Parade
Pharaohs Royal Parade
Discoveries from Deir El-Bahari, Luxor’s West Bank

Pharaohs Royal Parade
Pharaohs Royal Parade
Mummies dicovered in Deir El-Bahari, Luxor’s West Bank

The second cachette was found in a chamber in the tomb of king Amenhotep II (KV 35), by French Egyptologist Victor Loret in 1898, in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Among the royal mummies found in this cachette were those of kings Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III, Merenptah, Ramses IV, V and VI, and Seti II.

Pharaohs Royal Parade
Pharaohs Royal Parade
Mummies discovered in Deir El-Bahari, Luxor’s West Bank

Pharaohs Royal Parade
Pharaohs Royal Parade
Mummies discovered in king Amenhotep II chamber

 

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