An Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Needed a Valid Passport Even 3000 Years After His Ԁҽαth
Gaston Maspero & Brugsch discovered them in 1881 when they found the mummified remains Ramses II of the 19th dynasty of ancient Egypt. Ramses II was the third monarch of the Egyptian 19th dynasty, which ruled from 1279 to 13 BCE.
The skeleton seemed to be in good condition considering that it had been over 3,000 years since his Ԁҽαth and was mummified. Since then, it has been displayed at Cairo Museum.
However, researchers found a shocking discovery in 1976. Further investigation revealed that the corpse was disintegrating rapidly and that 89 types of fungus were eating it alive.
All seemed normal until crew discovered that they could not cross the border as the Pharaoh, despite his Ԁҽαth more than 3000 years ago, was still an individual human being who needed a passport in order to enter the country. The crew quickly generated a passport and returned to the border with officials who greeted them and offered their condolences.
Since then, the corpse is on display in the Cairo Museum.