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The sultan and his wazir

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 17.03.2006:

Once the Sultan had a quarrel with his wazir. The Sultan thought that both rich and poor could be generous. The wazir denied this and said that by their very nature only the rich were willing to help others. They made a bet.

The Sultan disguised himself as a common man. Together with a darwish he travelled the countryside. When he saw the house of a poor man, he knocked at the door. Th(...)

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King Suleiman and the locusts

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 17.03.2006:

Suleiman sat on his throne and invited the animals to come in. When the wolf entered, the king said "Peace be upon you," but he did not raise from his throne. When the hyena came in, he also said "Peace to you, please come in," but again he did not rise. He displayed the same disrespectful behaviour when the lion came in.

Then the little locust entered the room. Immediately the king ro(...)

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Jerusalem Map 1906 Part 1

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 13.03.2006:


Part 1 (of 8) of a map of Jerusalem from the 1906 edition of Baedeker's Palestine & Syria.You can view a large version of the entire map by clicking here. Original Content Creator: B(...)

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Jerusalem Map 1906 Part 2

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 13.03.2006:


Part 2 of a map of Jerusalem from the 1906 edition of Baedeker's Palestine & Syria.You can view a large version of the entire map by clicking here. Original Content Creator: Baedeker

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Jerusalem Map 1906 Part 3

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 13.03.2006:


Part 3 of a map of Jerusalem from the 1906 edition of Baedeker's Palestine & Syria.You can view a large version of the entire map by clicking here. Original Content Creator: Baedeker

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Jerusalem Map 1906 Part 4

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 13.03.2006:


Part 4 of a map of Jerusalem from the 1906 edition of Baedeker's Palestine & Syria.You can view a large version of the entire map by clicking here. Original Content Creator: Baedekers

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Jerusalem Map 1906 Part 5

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 13.03.2006:


Part 5 of a map of Jerusalem from the 1906 edition of Baedeker's Palestine & Syria.You can view a large version of the entire map by clicking here. Original Content Creator: Baedeker

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Jerusalem Map 1906 Part 6

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 13.03.2006:


Part 6 of a map of Jerusalem from the 1906 edition of Baedeker's Palestine & Syria.You can view a large version of the entire map by clicking here. Original Content Creator: Baedekers

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Jerusalem Map 1906 Part 7

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 13.03.2006:


Part 7 of a map of Jerusalem from the 1906 edition of Baedeker's Palestine & Syria.You can view a large version of the entire map by clicking here. Original Content Creator: Baedeker

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Jerusalem Map 1906 Part 8

Contributed by Ibrahim Shibli on 13.03.2006:


Part 8 of a map of Jerusalem from the 1906 edition of Baedeker's Palestine & Syria.You can view a large version of the entire map by clicking here. Original Content Creator: Baedeker

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