From the web: “The earliest known Arabic short stories in the world have just been translated into English for the first time”

November 19, 2014 Uncategorized

The Ottoman sultan Selim the Grim – having defeated the Mamluks in two major battles in Syria and Egypt – entered Cairo in 1517. He celebrated his victory by watching the crucifixion of the last Mamluk sultan at the Zuwayla Gate.

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