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.
GV Of Aswan - river in F.G.
TV.PAN.Queue of Ismalian men visiting dar-el-Salem.
LV. Lines of men entering Dar-el-Salem.
GV. New mausoleum.
ANGLE SHOT. Ditto.
LV.INT. Karim Khan at press conference.
CU. Karim Khan.
SV. Kamal-el-Malak seated between others.
LV. Press around Karim Khan.
CU. Karim Khan.
GV.PAN.Down Abou Chok Mosque at Aswan.
LV.INT.Karim Khan enters for prayer.
GV. Karim Khan enters for prayers.
TV Place of ceremony. (?).
SV. Minister carried towards on chair.
SV. Prince Sadre El-Din Khan's wife arrives.
GV. Coffin out of door - carried by Karim Khan and Amin Khan.
SV. Coffin carried towards.
LV. Coffin carried towards new mausoleum.
SV. Coffin Pan to Karim and Amin carrying.
LV. Coffin approaching door of mausoleum.
CU. Weeping women.
LV. Coffin enters door of mausoleum.
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Background: 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.