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To move 22 royal mummies from one museum to another, Egyptian officials threw them a parade!
This past April, the ancient remains of 18 kings and 4 queens traveled through the streets of Cairo to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. To keep the mummies safe from decay, they were carried in special oxygen-free containers.
In life, the 22 Egyptian royals ruled over a period of 450 years, starting in 1558 B.C. Ancient Egyptians mummified their rulers and buried them in elaborate tombs. The mummies have remained intact for more than 3,000 years!