Meet Arab celebs who will rock a beard in their new Ramadan series

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Yasser Galal will appear in a news series in Ramadan for the second consecutive year. (Photo courtesy of Masrawy)
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Yehia Al-Fakharany (middle) while shooting his new Ramadan series (Photo courtesy of Masrawy)
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Mostafa Shabaan appears with a beard in his latest TV series. (Photo courtesy of Masrawy)
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Mohamad Ramadan plays role of an elderly man in his new Ramadan series. (Photo courtesy of Masrawy)
Updated 15 April 2018
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Meet Arab celebs who will rock a beard in their new Ramadan series

CAIRO: Several Arab male celebrities might have viewers swooning all over the place this Ramadan as they join the bearded-look trend, which has ruled 2018 so far!
Some of the most famous Arab stars appeared in recently-released promos of their upcoming TV series while wearing a beard.
The holy Muslim fasting month, set to begin mid-May, is a prime television season and most of the year’s top series are shown daily throughout the month. Competition for the highest viewership is always rife.
Here are some of the top Arab celebs who will appear bearded in their new shows:
Mohammad Ramadan
The young Egyptian star plays two characters in his new series,“Nesr Al-Saeed” aka “The Eagle of Upper Egypt,” one of which he pretends to be an elderly man, donning a beard.
Yehia Al-Fakharany
The iconic Egyptian actor makes a comeback this Ramadan with his series “Bel Hagm El’aeili” or “Family Size,” in a bearded look throughout the show.
Mostafa Shabaan
Shabaan is a regular during Ramadan, but this season he decided to also appear bearded in his new series “Ayoub” alongside Egyptian actress Merihan Hussien.
Yasser Galal
The star will join the Ramadan TV race for the second year in a row with his new series “Raheem” alongside Lebanese actress Noor.


400-year-old shipwreck ‘discovery of decade’ for Portugal

Updated 25 September 2018
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400-year-old shipwreck ‘discovery of decade’ for Portugal

  • Freire and his team believe the ship was wrecked between 1575 and 1625, when Portugal’s spice trade with India was at its peak

CASCAIS, Portugal: Archaeologists searching Portugal’s coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices, specialists said on Monday.
“From a heritage perspective, this is the discovery of the decade,” project director Jorge Freire said. “In Portugal, this is the most important find of all time.”
In and around the shipwreck, 40 feet (12 meters) below the surface, divers found spices, nine bronze cannons engraved with the Portuguese coat of arms, Chinese ceramics and cowry shells, a type of currency used to trade slaves during the colonial era.
Found on Sept. 3 off the coast of Cascais, a resort town on the outskirts of Lisbon, the shipwreck and its objects were “very well-preserved,” said Freire.
Freire and his team believe the ship was wrecked between 1575 and 1625, when Portugal’s spice trade with India was at its peak.
In 1994, Portuguese ship Our Lady of the Martyrs was discovered near Fort of Sao Juliao da Barra, a military defense complex near Cascais.
“For a long time, specialists have considered the mouth of the Tagus river a hotspot for shipwrecks,” said Minister of Culture Luis Mendes. “This discovery came to prove it.”
The wreck was found as part of a 10-year-old archaeological project backed by the municipal council of Cascais, the navy, the Portuguese government and Nova University of Lisbon.