Egypt Post has issued a set of commemorative postage stamps, which will come with QR Code technology for the first time, to commemorate the historic Royal Mummies Parade.
The QR Code technology on the stamps enables philatelists and observers to obtain all information related to the stamp and the occasion on which it was issued, by linking the stamp to online information.
It also allows them to obtain information about the royal mummies that will be moved from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Civilization Museum in Fustat on Saturday.
It is worth noting that the commemorative stamps set consists of three stamps, each of 3 cm x 5 cm size, and worth a value of EGP 5 each.
The memorial card is 8 x 12 cm size, and is also valued at EGP 5. The memorial plaque, which comes with the event’s logo, includes 22 stamps, sized at 20 x 21 cm, featuring pictures of all the pharaohs who will be moved. The value of each stamp is EGP 5. All versions are multi-coloured, feature anti-counterfeiting elements, and come equipped with QR Code technology.
Moving the royal mummies will take place in the midst of a majestic royal procession befitting the greatness of the ancestors and the unique Egyptian civilisation.
In preparation for the start of the procession, special vehicles have been manufactured for each mummy specifically for this procession. Each vehicle comes with a logo for the event, and the name of each mummy appears written on each vehicle in Arabic, English, and hieroglyphs.
A simple show will be presented to celebrate the royal exit of the mummies from the Egyptian Museum. A number of artists will participate, including Sawsan Badr, Hussein Fahmy, Mona Zaki, and Hend Sabry, among others.
Chariots specially made for the event are expected to be part of the celebration. They will move on both sides of the road during the procession, to the sound of military music, amid an unprecedented official and media crowd.
The procession includes 22 mummies, including 18 mummies of pharaohs, and four mummies of queens. They include: Ramses II; Seknen Ra; Tuthmosis III; Seti I; and the queens Hatshepsut; Merit Amun, wife of Amenhotep I; and Ahmose-Nefertari, wife of Ahmose.