’Screaming Mummy’ displayed in Egypt museum

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A photo taken on February 14, 2018 shows the "Screaming Mummy" known scientifically as "the unknown man E" on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (AFP)
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A photo taken on February 14, 2018 shows the "Screaming Mummy" known scientifically as "the unknown man E" on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (AFP)
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A photo taken on February 14, 2018 shows the "Screaming Mummy" known scientifically as "the unknown man E" on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (AFP)
Updated 18 February 2018
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’Screaming Mummy’ displayed in Egypt museum

CAIRO: The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the “Screaming Mummy” of the son of a pharaoh who may have been hanged for plotting his father’s murder.
Dubbed “the unknown man E,” the mummy which is not usually exhibited appears to be of a man who died an agonizing death.
Egypt’s antiquities ministry has said DNA analysis confirmed the mummy was a son of Ramses III, who ruled between 1186 BC and 1155 BC.
It showed signs that the man had been hanged and shrouded in sheepskin, which the ancient Egyptians considered impure.
Pentawere, the son of Ramses III, was sentenced to hang for his role in the plot, according to an ancient papyrus record of the conspiracy.
Pentawere conspired with his mother Tiye, the second wife of Ramses III, to murder the king.
It is not clear if Ramses III was killed in the plot, but there are indications that he was stabbed in the neck.
An Eye of Horus amulet, representing healing and protection, was placed around Ramses III’s throat, the ministry statement said.


UN campaign asks people to ‘Be the Light’ for refugees this Ramadan

Updated 21 May 2019
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UN campaign asks people to ‘Be the Light’ for refugees this Ramadan

  • The “Be The Light” campaign highlights the stories of three refugees, and their struggles to get safety after being displaced from their homes
  • The UN seeks to raise awareness about these refugee experiences and to raise donation during Ramadan

DUBAI: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched its new global campaign that brings to life stories of refugees in their efforts to find safety.

Launched during Ramadan, the “Be The Light” campaign highlights the stories of three refugees, and their struggles to get safety after being displaced from their homes, in a 90-second short film that will be aired on OSN and TV stations around the world. It is also available online.

The campaign, which was created in the UAE by communications firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), highlights the concept of hope in the lives of forcibly displaced individuals, which the UNHCR pegged at a nearly 68.5 million. At present, 25.4 million are under the UN agency’s care.

“We want refugees to have the opportunity to look forward. At UNHCR, we are dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees,” Omer Elnaiem, Head of Campaigns and Avocacy MENA at the UNHCR, said in a release.

Elnaiem said the number of refugees “is growing faster than the ability to respond,” and that the holy month of Ramadan is the perfect time to urge people to “Be The Light.”

“We wanted to create a campaign that brought to life the emotional and physical journey a refugee experience,” studio head at H+K MENA Elias Markopoulos said.

The UN seeks to raise awareness about these refugee experiences and to raise donation during Ramadan.

Watch the video here: