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  • Short Summary

    A carpet is paraded in Egypt before being taken on a pilgrimage to Mecca.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Cairo, Egypt.

    Annual Muslim ceremony of parading the Holy Carpet before it leaves for Mecca. The ceremony is known as "El Mahmal" and dates back nearly a thousand years. VS of the richly embroidered Howdah containing the carpet. M/S's of Egyptian Cavalry contingent taking part. Shots of personalities watching the show.

    Possibly connected with 46/91 - MD

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1510.22
    Media URN:
    81016
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1946
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:56:00 / 01:35:28:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 001 H

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