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Pharaohs Golden Parade

Date: April 8, 2021 | By: Brenda Lee | Category: Travel Blog

Dear Advisor Partners,

Good things come to those who wait. Do you remember hearing that from a family member or a friend? Well, the same definitely applies to Egypt. On April 3, 2021, history was made. One of those where were you moments.

In Cairo, the world watched the Pharaohs Golden Parade as 22 ancient mummies of Egypt’s famed pharaohs were transported in a lavish royal parade to their new home, the Museum of Antiquities.  After multiple delays when it finally happened there was not a dry eye in the house.

The production value alone with performances at the pyramids, Valley of Kings and Valley of Queens literally brought the country to a standstill. It was only a decade ago in this very same spot, today a beautifully lit circle, looked very different. Back then, the pomp and circumstance were proceeded by crippling protests and two new presidents. At that moment, no one could have imagined what would occur so many years later. I remember an emotional call with our Egypt country manager, who I value as a brother. He yelled out, “This is not my Egypt!” And midway through, he declared, “The world doesn’t have its hands in the fire like we Egyptians do!”  How right he was! So you can imagine how powerful it was to hear him say these words once again during the royal parade. He couldn’t stop the tears.

This Indian and anyone watching the parade who knew the history of the past decade and beyond, was on that day a proud Egyptian.  Normally our team creates a video for each blog that tells a story with snappy music and catchy words. This time we are all speechless and few words are necessary.  Let us just enjoy the video of this once-in- a-lifetime royal parade that we all watch with pride. Begin your own singular Egypt adventure.


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