Just how old are fairy tales?

When we were running through our alphabet journey, we looked at the importance of storytelling and how the idea of it is as old as mankind.  Until now, we weren’t sure just how old some of our well known and loved fairy tales might be, but some fascinating research has uncovered evidence that shows they could be as much as 5,000 or more years old.  Some of them even pre-date modern languages, having been told in a now extinct Indo-European language. Read more about it in this BBC news article here: Fairy tale origins thousands of years old, researchers say…

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