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  • Secret History of the Flying Carpet

    07/22/2004 11:26:33 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 27 replies · 8,561+ views
    Iranian Cultural Heritage ^ | 7/21/04 | Iranian Cultural Heritage
    LONG before the broomstick became popular with witches in medieval Europe, the flying carpet was being used by thieves and madmen in the Orient. Factual evidence for what was a long-standing myth has now been found by a French explorer, Henri Baq, in Iran. Baq has discovered scrolls of well-preserved manuscripts in underground cellars of an old Assassin castle at Alamut, near the Caspian Sea. Written in the early thirteenth century by a Jewish scholar named Isaac Ben Sherira,' these manuscripts shed new light on the real story behind the flying carpet of the Arabian Nights. The discovery of these...