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    Visnews filmed Feb 22 on a hill top 48 meters high on the West bank of the Nile at Aswan, where the remains of the late Aga Khan III were re-interred.

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    Visnews filmed Feb 22 on a hill top 48 meters high on the West bank of the Nile at Aswan, where the remains of the late Aga Khan III were re-interred.

    The journey of the coffin from Nour El Salan Palace to the Mausoleum was attended by Prince Karim Aga Khan, Ismaili leaders in white robes, by tradition, and members of the diplomatic corps. Only three ladies took part in this procession, and they did so only as the aftermath of controversy. The Prince Karim Aga Khan is reported to have decreed that custom would be followed and no ladies permitted to attend the ceremony. The Begun aga Khan, wife of the deceased, Insisted she be allowed to follow the coffin. After much dispute she was allowed to take her place, to see the Mausoleum where she herself will eventually be brought to rest. Only two hundred of the officials were allowed to enter the Mausoleum, due to lack of space.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNQ2K75GV23OWMSJY7W9WUKY7
    Media URN:
    VLVABNQ2K75GV23OWMSJY7W9WUKY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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