Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arabic-German Storytelling Traditions

  • through August 18, 2019
  • Neues Museum, Berlin
This exhibition looks into the mutual influences and shared ideas of Arabic and German storytelling traditions. It presents the first written traditions of stories and fairy tales, the earliest-known examples of which began in Pharaonic Egypt and early Mesopotamia. It investigates how they were adapted and interpreted through time and space, and points out the shared elements.
Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Sandra Steiß
Cuneiform tablet with the Epic of Gilgamesh from Mesopotamia, detail. Burnt clay with cuneiform inscription in Akkadian, 13th century BCE, Royal Palace of Hattusha, Bogazköy, Anatolia.

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