Modern Egypt’s ancient roots can be traced back 5,000+ years. Egyptian hieroglyphics confirm the history-documenting, story-telling commitments and propensities of its speakers. The location of the ancient world’s most comprehensive library in Alexandria, Egypt, gives evidence of the advanced culture’s commitment to facts.
The preservation of one of the world’s oldest known Cinderella stories is an example of the ancient culture’s respect for aesthetics.
• Egypt’s Cinderella story juxtaposes fable and fact to introduce fairy tale as history -- and vice versa -- within Egypt’s folkloric literature.
• It makes unforgettable impacts in recording the marriage of Pharaoh Amasis (Dynasty XXVI, 570 – 526 B.C.), for love -- not by pre-arrangement -- with fable-teller Aesop’s friend, Rhodopis of the rose-red slippers.