There are cars and trucks for countless scenarios. From commuting to off-roading, there’s something for everyone. They even have a custom caravan for transporting ancient Egyptian rulers.
That’s not a hypothetical. A total of 22 mummified kings and queens are being moved from the Egyptian Museum near Cairo's Tahrir Square to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo. A great degree of care and respect is needed in the process, so they need some special vehicles to make it happen.
The entire event, organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, is called The Pharaohs' Golden Parade. During this time, 22 customized vehicle “floats” moved each ruler from spot to spot. They were organized by order of their reigns, with the oldest ruler first (Staring with 17th Dynasty Seqenenre Taa II and ending with 12th Century B.C. Ramses IX).
Each vehicle was fashioned on the outside to resemble an Egyptian boat, with the ruler they carried written on the side. Inside, the mummies were kept safe in climate-controlled, nitrogen-filled capsules.
Due to the custom outfitting, we’re not actually sure what models these vehicles are. We can see some large wheels and big side mirrors. And the overall size and shape implies some form of pickup or cargo truck. We’re running on the current assumption that it’s a military vehicle fitted for the occasion.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Old Cairo will be open to the public after the parade (so now) with the mummies available for display in the Royal Hall of Mummies on April 18.
Imagine being a professional Mummy Delivery Man, even if only for a day.
These Customized Cargo Trucks Carried Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs
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