Sindbad's Voyage to Canton

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Sindbad's Voyage from Muscat to Canton

     The stories of Sindbad the Sailor are a part of the The Arabian Nights or A Thousand and One Nights (Alf Layla wa Layla). They are an anthology of stories of Arabian seafarers between the 8th and 11th centuries. The first identifiable version of The Arabian Nights is a Persian book called Hazar Aftanah (A Thousand Legends) translated into Arabic about 850 c.e.
     In 1981 Oman issued a set of stamps commemorating Sindbad's voyage from Arabia to Cathy. One of the stamps has a modern map showing the route from Muscat to Canton.

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