• 50 Qirsh 2021, Egypt, Pharaohs' Golden Parade
  • 50 Qirsh 2021, Egypt, Pharaohs' Golden Parade
Description

The Pharaohs' Golden Parade (Arabic: موكب المومياوات الملكية‎) was an event held in Cairo, Egypt on 3 April 2021, during which twenty-two mummies belonging to Kings and Queens of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt were moved from the Egyptian Museum to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.

In order to be transported the mummies were placed in containers with a nitrogen atmosphere. The containers were transported in vehicles that had fitted with decoration based on Egyptian funerary boats.

The carriages moved in chronological order of their reigns: King Seqenenre Tao, Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, King Amenhotep I, Queen Meritamun, King Thutmose I, King Thutmose II, Queen Hatshepsut, King Thutmose III, King Amenhotep II, King Thutmose IV, King Amenhotep III, Queen Tiye, King Seti I, King Ramesses II, King Merenptah, King Seti II, King Siptah, King Ramesses III, King Ramesses IV, King Ramesses V, King Ramesses VI, King Ramesses IX.

Designer: Marwa Fathy Abdel Megeed

Obverse

Depicts the logo of the golden parade: Khepri in the form of a scarab beetle with open wings and the sun rising behind it, the inscription "The Pharaohs' golden parade" and date in Arabic and English below.

Khepri (Egyptian: ḫprj, also transliterated Khepera, Kheper, Khepra, Chepri) is a scarab-faced god in ancient Egyptian religion who represents the rising or morning sun.

موكب المومياوات الملكية
مروة THE PHARAOHS'
GOLDEN PARADE
3-4-2021

Reverse

State name in Arabic, denomination in Arabic and English, and year of issue in Gregorian and Hijri calendar years (both in Arabic).

جمهورية مصر العربية
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١٤٤٢هـ قِرشاً ٢٠٢١م
50 PIASTRES

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Brass Clad Steel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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