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Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak

Royal turtle: World’s second oldest animal dies in Cairo at age 280

Source : Al Arabiya / 26 Apr 2013

A turtle considered to be the second oldest animal in the world died this week in Egypt’s Giza Zoo at the age of 280, a local newspaper reported Thursday.

King Farouk, who became the ruler of Egypt in 1936, dedicated the ancient turtle to the zoo, reported the privately owned daily Youm 7.


'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak (118/736 - 181/797)

'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak

(118/736 - 181/797), a renowned Khorasani scholar

from Qadi 'Iyad'sTartib al-Madarik

translated by Aisha Bewley

He was the client of the Banu Tamim, then the Banu Hanifa. His kunya was Abu 'Abdu'r-Rahman.


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