A specially designed vehicle transports the mummy of King Seqenenre Taa from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the new Museum of Egyptian Civilization on 3 April 2021.

In Egypt, a motorcade of mummies says more about the modern nation than the ancient past

The recent move of the royal mummies in Cairo was a made-for-TV extravaganza

After the bulldozers – in the Cairo Necropolis on 21 July 2020. Photo: © Alia Nassar

‘For more than a thousand years this area has been the burial place of the great and the good of Cairo’

A short-sighted view of what counts as cultural heritage has led to the bulldozing of family tombs in the city’s oldest burial site