As is known, to travel outside a country of origin it is essential to have a passport that proves the origin of the traveler and to have authorization to enter another territory. For this reason, the mummy of Pharaoh Ramesses II had to obtain one of these documents to travel from Egypt to France in 1976.
Although the record is not real, the story is real and was posted by archaeologist David S. Anderson
Yes, it all happened 42 years ago, in September 1976. The fact is recorded by the New York Times of the September 27 of that year.
To make the trip, the “mummy” had to process several documents that would allow him to enter the European country. Well, no one could enter France without a passport, whether they were dead or alive. The 3,000-year-old pharaoh had to obtain the document.
There are no graphic records of what the passport looked like, but the recreation of David S. Anderson, viralized on Twitter, could come close.
French scientists said that the mummy was threatened by a fungoid growth and needed urgent treatment to prevent total decay. The mummy was greeted by the Secretary of State for Universities, Alice Saunter‐Seite, and an army detachment. Ramesses II, who ruled Egypt for 67 years, received special treatment at Le Bourget Airport.