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Published: May 20, 2008
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Sinbad the Sailor (also spelled Sindbad; Persian: سندپاذ; Arabic السندباد البحري Al-Sindibaad Al-Bahri) is a story-cycle of ancient Middle Eastern origin. Sinbad is a Persian word[1] hinting at an Iranian origin - although the oldest texts of the cycle are in Arabic. Sinbad, the hero of the stories is a sailor from Basrah, living during the Abbasid Caliphate.
The stories themselves are based partly on real experiences of sailors around the Indian Ocean, partly on ancient poetry (including Homer's Odyssey and Vishnu Sarma's Panchatantra), and partly upon Indian and Persian collections of mirabilia. They recount the fantastic adventures of Sinbad during his voyages throughout the seas east of Africa and south of Asia.
The collection is tale 133 in Volume 6 of Sir Richard Burton's translation of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights).[2] This remains the classic translation in English (famed as much for Burton's footnotes as for the tales themselves), but modern readers are perhaps more familiar with abridged versions produced for a more juvenile audience. While Burton and other Western translators have grouped the Sinbad stories within the tales of Scheherazade, the Arabian Nights, its origin appears to have been quite independent from that story cycle and modern translations by Arab scholars often do not include the stories of Sinbad or several other of the Arabian Nights that have become familiar to Western audiences.

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Anther characther i always wanted to draw XD
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It's amazing!
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Awesome 10 outta 10
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JUST same UMMM...pirate but very nice art!
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The best, I like this guy >:3
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*whistles in awe*
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A loose resemblance to Zen Gesner.
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SIN-BAD!!! yeah! :)
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i just watched the movie Sinbad The legend of the seven seas XD
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te basaste en la pelicula para el diseño?
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Sinbad is friggin hot xD
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LOL but you wrote sandpaz in Persian the correct form is سندباد دریانورد which means sandbad the sailor
but still awesome job its amazing

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This is topz!
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Wow, that is awesome!
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Bwaaaaaaaah I love Sinbad and I love you art! XD
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I swear the deseign reminds me of Soul Calibur, I can easily imagined him in the game.
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Jack Sparrow, eat your heart out.
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Did you catch that this piece was used in an article about an upcoming Sinbad film. With full credit given to...."google images". A seriously lame move. Here's the link: [link]
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Damn that is awesome. Great piece.
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heroic n pirate ! sinbad .........nice
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