1001 nights ‘younger sibling’ medieval manuscript found, translated

Claudia Ott found the "101 Nights" manuscript exhibited the “Treasures of the Agha Khan Museum: Masterpieces of Islamic Art” exhibit in Berlin. (Image courtesy: Egypt Independant/Cladia Ott)
Claudia Ott found the “101 Nights” manuscript exhibited the “Treasures of the Agha Khan Museum: Masterpieces of Islamic Art” exhibit in Berlin. (Image courtesy: Egypt Independant/Cladia Ott)

Almost everyone is in some way familiar with the epic “1,001 Nights,” we all know the tale of Sultan Shahryar who, heartbroken by his wife’s infidelity, remarries every night only to kill his new bride at sunrise.

This carried on until he married his vizier’s daughter Scheherazade who, gifted with an extraordinary ability to weave exciting stories, manages to save her own life by promising to tell the king a new story every night.

Throughout the 100,1 nights readers remain enthralled and entangled in the stories narrated by Scheherazade.

The Egypt Independent reported on Thursday that a new collection of stories had come to light and been translated, the 101 nights.

More english.alarabiya.net.

Earlier related: The oldest known manuscript of “The One Hundred and One Nights” identified at Aga Khan Museum Exhibition in Germany
A Hundred and One Nights translated into German

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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