The people of Egypt believe that it’s their country that’s the
mother of all of all civilizations while Sudanese says that
it’s theirs. There is a movie that’s being produced and it will
showcase the history of Sudan to indicate that the country is
the ‘mother of all civilizations’.
Egypt and Sudan got over an argument on this. The movie is
going to portray Sudan as the mother of all civilizations. Now,
this claim has made the people of Egypt angry. According to
them, they have a 7,000-year old history.
The problem arises because both the nation have Pyramids in
their country. Now, there’s an argument between them over whose
pyramids are better, older, bigger and deserve more attention.
According to BBC, Hollywood actress and filmmaker Angelina
Jolie plans to make a movie on the history of Sudan. Leonardo
DiCaprio will play the lead role and Angelina Jolie will be
there too. The movie will be funded by a Qatari Production
house and the Egyptians are angry with it.
This argument started in March 2017 when Princess Sheikha Moza
bint Nasser of Qatar visited the pyramids of Sudan as a United
Nations Ambassador. The pictures were spread all over the web.
Princess Sheikha Moza described Sudan as the ‘mother of all
civilizations’. So now Qatar is investing $135 million for
restoring the historical architecture of Sudan. And this
support of Qatar to Sudan has offended Egypt!
Princess Sheikha Moza had a conversation with the officials of
Sudan because although their pyramids are mostly in the
dilapidated condition they still hold historical importance.
Reacting to the pictures of the princess in Sudan, Azmi
Mujahid, Egypt’s Al-Aseema’s talk show host said, “All the
world’s stars have had their pictures taken by the [Giza]
Pyramid but Princess Sheikha Moza had a picture next to two
cheese triangles in Sudan.”
According to BBC, the people of Egypt believes that if Qatar
helps Sudan to build their Pyramids, it’s their tourism that
going to be affected. The people of Egypt also believe that
Sudanese pyramids look like “cheese triangles”.
According to reports, Sudan’s pyramids are 2,000 years older
than those found in Egypt. It also has a number of Pyramids.
They have 230 Pyramids while Egypt has 138. Therefore, Sudanese
think that they deserve more tourists and attention.
Both the nations have been in arguments since years over issues
like the chaos in Libya which borders countries, ties with Arab
Gulf states and Sudan’s links with Islamists, the Nile river
The president of Sudan Omar al-Bashir accuses Egypt of
“stabbing his country in the back” when it occupied their
territory in the mid-1990s.
All this started when the official designer of Angelina Jolie
in the movie Samar Darwish who belongs from Sudan was
interviewed by the Egypt media. They clearly didn’t like the
plan of Angelina Jolie to make a movie on the other country
they’re already in conflict with.
British Ambassador also tweeted “Starring Angelina Jolie, the
film on Sudan ancient civilization is now in the making.” But
the tweet was deleted because it landed him into serious
controversy because the people of Egypt were angry with it.
The reaction of Sudan has been sombre. They’ve also introduced
#KnowSudan campaign and its Arabic translation to raise
awareness about the country and its heritage.