A series about King Ahmose raises controversy in Egypt

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A series about King Ahmose raises controversy in Egypt

The promo series about King Ahmose by Amr Youssef sparked a great deal of controversy in Egypt, after his appearance with a beard, and the appearance of a number of the series’ heroes in a way that did not resemble the pharaohs of Egypt.

The public’s comments varied between positive and negative about the dramatic work, which is the first historical work of the Pharaonic era for many years with a huge production, as a number of followers expressed their criticism and pointed to the major “historical errors” in the decorations, clothes, hair and makeup of the heroes of the series, as well as the audience criticized Amr Youssef, Majid Al-Masry and Sherif Salama appear bearded in a way that does not match the Pharaonic era

A large number of social media leaders also criticized the clothes of Amr Youssef, who plays the role of King Ahmose, which does not appear to be Pharaonic at all, as he appears in one of the shots, wearing clothes similar to the leaders of the Islamic conquests in previous dramas.

Amr Youssef embodies in the series the character of the Pharaonic King Ahmose “the chaser of the Hyksos”, but because of his clothes and his shape in the series, he met a lot of criticism and ridicule, as he appears with a beard, as well as many actors at work showing their beards, which is contrary to reality as observed by the engraved pharaohs murals On their temples.

Egyptologists note that the ancient Egyptians considered bushy beards, mustaches, and eyebrows a sign of uncleanliness, and used to replace them with goat-haired beards that they rode during celebrations and events.

And the pharaohs kept wearing the false beard even after death, likening it to the god Osiris, the god of death and the afterlife, and borrowed beards were placed on the coffins of the pharaohs.

The site notes that the artist Reem Mustafa appears wearing a costume similar to the Saidi cloak, and he also sees that Amr Youssef’s clothes do not look Pharaonic at all, as he appears in one of the shots wearing clothes similar to the leaders of the Islamic conquests.

Source: RT



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