Egypt mummies – level 2
On Saturday, there was a special ceremony in Cairo, Egypt. Officials transported 22 mummies from a museum in central Cairo to a new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
Organizers transported the mummies on vehicles which looked like ancient boats. Egyptians used similar boats to carry dead kings and queens to their tombs. The vehicles had shock absorbers that were special devices that made the journey safer for the mummies. The mummies were around 3,000 years old and they included famous Queen Hatshepsut and King Ramses II. People believe that Ramses II was the greatest and most powerful pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
Organizers held this ceremony because they wanted to show the best of Egypt, and they hoped that more tourists would visit the country.
Difficult words: mummy (a body of a dead person or animal which people made to last for a long time after the death), tomb (a large stone structure where people put the dead body of an important person), pharaoh (a king of ancient Egypt).
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