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Scheherazade Ballet Image - Arabian Nights

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Scheherazade Ballet Image - Arabian Nights

Picture the perfumes of Arabia, fragrant odors of musk and ambergris, gardens of a hundred different delights, rare and radiant damsels, trees laden with jewel-fruits, magic lamps, birds singing gloriously by crystal fountains, pearls, rubies, diamonds, ivory, and gold, Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sindbad, Harun er-Rashid, viziers, executioners, dervishes, genies/djinni, and of course princes and princesses.  They say she told a tale each night, for a thousand and one nights, to the king who feared no woman could be faithful, who executed each wife after the wedding night, except Scheherazade. Each night she left the tale unfinished, so the king, in his curiosity,...

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