What did ancient Egypt's pharaohs stash inside the pyramids?

When British archaeologist Howard Carter cracked open King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, he reported seeing "wonderful things." Tut's tomb was filled with extraordinary treasures, including the golden death mask of Tutankhamun, a golden throne and even gold sandals. But did all royal tombs in ancient Egypt have such plush grave goods?
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Saudi, Egypt fall as markets reopen after weekend; Qatar edges up

May 22 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock market fell for a second consecutive session on Sunday, under pressure from lower banking and petrochem shares, while Qatar rebounded after falling more than 2% in the previous session. Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) dropped 0.8%, extending Thursday's losses, with Saudi National Bank...
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Egypt’s ‘Feathers’ Dominates Critics’ Awards For Arab Films

Click here to read the full article. Egyptian director Omar El Zohairy’s absurdist social satire “Feathers,” in which the good-for-nothing husband of a woman with three children is turned into a chicken, is the big winner of the sixth edition of the Critics’ Awards for Arab Films. The biting black comedy, winner of last year’s Cannes Critics’ Week prize, scooped best film, director and screenplay at the prizes organized by Cairo-based Arab Cinema Centre (ACC) and voted on by 167 film critics from 68 countries, who viewed the films on Festival Scope. Nominees are chosen among Arab-language films that premiered on the...

'Men and Gods': Jeremy Irons' Egypt Documentary Sold to US Distributor

Cinema distribution company Nexo Digital has signed multiple key deals for the distribution of Michele Mally’s upcoming documentary Men And Gods: The Wonders Of The Museo Egizio, which will see actor Jeremy Irons appearing as the film's narrator, and honestly, who better to narrate your film that the original voice for Scar from The Lion King?.

Editorial: Welcome, Americans

On Thursday, 20 new members joined an exclusive club. They became American citizens during a ceremony at the Toledo Civic Center Mall. Judge John Gustafson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court presided over the ceremony. What he said was wise, and it resonates. He said the United States wasn’t so much a melting pot as a stew. The ingredients in a stew remain visible. That’s the carrots, potatoes, pieces of beef or lamb.

Saudi Arabia’s Fatima Al-Banawi Set For Feature Debut With ‘Basma’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Click here to read the full article. Saudi Arabian filmmaker, actress and activist Fatima Al-Banawi (“Barakah Meets Barakah”) is set to make her feature film directorial debut with “Basma,” a bold drama that will tackle the theme of mental illness in her country. The pic, which she also wrote, is set to start shooting in Jeddah in October. Besides writing and directing “Basma,” Al Banawi will be its titular star, playing the 26-year-old daughter of a man who suffers from paranoid delusions. Upon returning from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia, Basma tries to save him from his spiraling mental instability before being...

A New Orleans Vacation

The summer of 2022 is looking like a perfect time for a vacation. After enduring a lot of stay-at-home time over the last two years, there's plenty to explore in one of America's favorite playgrounds – New Orleans. On this week's show, we learn about Vue Orleans – the 20 million dollar multimedia experience that opened earlier this year at the foot of Canal Street.