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Egyptian mummy parade

Mummies being moved to a new home
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Posted at 5:46 PM, Apr 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-03 17:47:01-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — It's a parade with all the pomp and circumstance fit for a king or queen.

Egypt moved 22 royal mummies in a grand parade from their current location at The Egyptian Museum, to their new home at The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

The ancient mummies include 18 kings and 4 queens.

Saturday's procession follows ancient Egyptian rituals, complete with prayers and spells from The Book of Dead.

All 22 mummies were discovered in the late 19th century.