Last Saturday night, the streets of Cairo, Egypt were brightly lit with a very unusual celebration - a parade of mummies. Over 20 kings and queens of ancient Egypt were being moved to their new home in a new museum.
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In today's news roundup, the massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal gets unstuck, inspectors in Galapagos find a suitcase with 185 rare tortoises, and this year, Japan's cherry trees are fully blooming earlier than ever before.
A massive container ship got stuck in the middle of the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking traffic in a very important shipping area. It's not known how long it will take to free the ship and open the canal again.
Ethiopia has been building a huge dam across the Blue Nile River for 10 years. It's nearly finished, and neighboring countries Egypt and Sudan are very worried. Recent satellite pictures showing water collecting behind the dam have raised tensions even more.
In spite of complaints from archeologists, the Egyptian government has moved four ancient statues from a 4,000-year-old temple and placed them in the center of a busy traffic circle in downtown Cairo.
In today's news roundup, US President Donald Trump visits India, longtime president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies, and today, February 29, is leap day - the extra day that only comes around once every four years (or so).
Scientists have used modern technology to recreate the voice of an Egyptian mummy who's been dead for 3,000 years. During his lifetime, the mummy was a priest whose job was to sing and chant.
In today's news roundup, the United Kingdom's Parliament starts up again, Egypt cracks down on protests, and a koala that was hit by a car on a highway makes an amazing recovery.
Egypt's president has ordered that buildings in each area of the country must be painted in certain colors. The move is meant to improve Egypt's image, but it will be a difficult goal to meet.