Egyptian Museum exhibits additional mummies

Word arrives today that the Egyptian Museum in Cairo has placed an additional 11 mummies of 20th Dynasty date on display. BBC Video News.

The ubiquitous Zahi Hawass, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, naturally was present at the museum for the occasion. Hawass wanted to impress that the mummy identified as Ramesses III was now on display. Some exception, however, could be taken with Hawass’ characterisation of Ramesses III as the “last fighter of the pharaohs”… What exactly does Hawass think Sheshonq was doing in the southern Levant less than two centuries later?