Kahramana/ Statue of Morgiana and Forty thieves/Alibaba and Forty Thieves,Baghdad 1983

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F. Zaman on August 25, 2010

the last part of the story,Alibaba and Forty thieves: .......The chief of the thieves pretends to be an oil merchant in need of Ali Baba's hospitality, bringing with him mules loaded with thirty-eight oil jars, one filled with oil, the other thirty-seven hiding the other remaining thieves. Once Ali Baba is asleep, the thieves plan to kill him. Again, Morzina,the loyal lady slave, discovers and foils the plan, killing the thirty-seven thieves in their oil jars by pouring boiling oil on them. When their leader comes to rouse his men, he discovers that they are dead, and escapes.

mr scottyow on September 6, 2010

L. thanks for the sharing...is the story originated from Baghdad?

F. Zaman on September 6, 2010

Ali Baba is a fictional character from medieval Arabic literature. He is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The story takes place in Baghdad during the Abbasid era. ........ This is the statue of Morgiana(Morzina); Morgiana is a clever slave girl from Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. She is initially in Cassim's household but on his death she joins his brother Ali Baba and through her quick wittedness she saves Ali's life many times,one day,the chief of the thieves pretends to be an oil merchant in need of Ali Baba's hospitality, bringing with him mules loaded with thirty-eight oil jars, one filled with oil, the other thirty-seven hiding the other remaining thieves. Morgiana discovers and foils the plan, killing the thirty-seven thieves in their oil jars by pouring boiling oil on them. When their leader comes to rouse his men, he discovers that they are dead, and escapes.

F. Zaman on September 6, 2010

Actually this is a fountain.I took this photograph in Baghdad,I do not know whether this exist still now,I have forgotten the exact location too,it was on the way to the Ministry of health that time....thanks for kind visit and your interest on it.

mr scottyow on September 7, 2010

thanks F.Zaman, the story and the fountain are very unique.

F. Zaman on September 7, 2010

you are welcome

abedin2020 on September 9, 2010

nice photo memorable to arabic literature which also show in bangla tv

F. Zaman on September 13, 2010

abedin2020,thank you very much,EID MUBARAK............

hlegallais on September 18, 2010

like, Hervé

F. Zaman on September 20, 2010

hlegallais,thanks

D. VERDU on October 12, 2010

MUY BONITA FOTO,

Y UN LIKE.

GRACIAS POR TUS VISITAS Y TUS VOTOS,

SALUDOS DESDE GUARDAMAR-ALICANTE (ESPAÑA

F. Zaman on October 13, 2010

domingo verdu, thanks

Shahid Al-Fatlawy on November 29, 2010

Dear F.Zaman it's nice shot, beside, you have several nice shot from Baghdad, I think you lived in Iraq during the early eighties, may I correct the Name of the statue! it's Kahramana and not Morigiana I like your photos best Regards from Iraq

F. Zaman on November 29, 2010

dear Shahid Al-Fatlawy,I am so glad to see the comments by you and I am going to place the real name in caption.Surely,you have noticed the first and second comments,thats the cause of the name of 'Morgiana'.I am sure that I could not place the photograph to the proper site,it was on the way to the Ministry of Health at early eighties.Can you help me to find the proper place? you are correct,I was in Iraq for almost two Years,Baghdad is a great city,I don't know about the present situation,my best wishes to you an your family,...........Zaman

F. Zaman on May 3, 2012

position 33° 18' 40.90" N 44° 25' 26.90" E

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  • Uploaded on August 24, 2010
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon CanoScan 4400F

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