• Short Summary

    Ancient Muslim ceremony of "El Mahmal" takes place in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Cairo.

    Egypt.

    Annual Muslim ceremony of parading the Holy Carpet seven times round the square at Abbassia before it leaves for Mecca. The ceremony is known as "El Mahmal" and dates back nearly a thousand years. C/U of the richly embroidered Howdah containing the carpet, being borne by camels. M/S's of Egyptian Cavalry contingent taking part. Shots of personalities watching the show including Abdel Khawi Ahmed Pasha, Amir El Hagg and Mustapha Abdel Razek Pasha, Leader of the Pilgrimage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1414.26
    Media URN:
    46074
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:45:00 / 01:36:24:00
    Canister:
    46/91

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