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Description: Shows Egypt's cosmopolitan Cairo, colorful desert caravans, treasure hunters at work, and the discovery of a royal mummy
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Clip #: TFA-16A
Length: 11:10
Year: 1951
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Filmmaker: Eugene Castle
Region: Africa
Country: Egypt
Subject: Archaeological Sites
Original: 16mm
airliner, pyramids, arabs, buses, camels, sheiks, caravans, train station, souk, sheep, policeman, Shepards Hotel, cafe, bazaar, scribes, King Tut, tomb treasures, grave robbers, workers, brick laying,stone masons, mosques, streetcars, trolleys, conductor, whistle, prayer wheel, Luxor, archaeological sites, mummies, Valley of the Kings, heiroglyphics, Gezira Sporting Club, jockey, horse racing, minarets, Mohammed Ali mosque, Heliopolis, Nile river, neon signs, belly dancer, night club, smoking hookahs 01:01:20 - 01:04:08 >>> HA 4 engine prop airliner flies past pyramids in the Egyptian desert. Bus on road with pyramids in background. Various men on camels close to pyramids. Trains in Cairo station, people walking on platform. Various in city, men on camels, loaded donkey cart, man driving sheep over bridge, many men on camels crossing bridge. MS traffic policeman, HA vehicle traffic in street. The entry to Shepheards Hotel, people up and down steps, the ornate lobby, people seated at outdoor café. Various in the streets, people walking, camel loaded with tree branches, man on camel with sacks. Various in Cairo's native quarter, men in outdoor booths, a letter writer with a veiled woman, man carrying birds in large wood cage on head and one under his arm. 01:04:09 - 01:04:50 >>> Entry to Egyptian Museum. Items in King Tut�s collection, a chair, the sarcophagus, CU details as hands hold a miniature copy. CU gold facemask of King Tut. Vases and figures from tomb. 01:04:51 - 01:07:06 >>> Men building wall with rocks using old methods. Various in the streets, people walking , horse drawn carriage, auto, man reading, streetcar, MS conductor blows his whistle, doors close and streetcar moves, POV car on tracks approaching pyramid site. CU Moslem veiled woman adjusts a prayer wheel to her forehead. Line of camels passes pyramid and exiting stone tunnel. 01:07:11 - 01:10:13 >>> At Luxor, archaeologists clean a stone sphinx statue, CU stone head, a 4000 year old mummy lying on ground with cloth in tatters. LS Valley of the Kings, lines of workers at a site. Various stone rubble, huge stone columns, hieroglyphics on columns, various about destroyed temple site. Jockeys are weighed at the Gezira Sporting Club outside Cairo. Various at track, horses enter, CU modern dressed women of the time, CU man in traditional dress. Horses racing around track. HA PAN Cairo. Various the Mohammed Ali Mosque with its ornate minarets. 01:10:16 - 01:12:15 >>> Various new (of the times) residential multistory buildings. Various Cairo �Great White Way�. Men smoking at hookah in nightclub. Various a belly dancer. Various pyramids. Man and camel in silhouette as man bends to prayer, camels pass.

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