You know how the Cinderella story goes. A girl gets mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters until her Fairy Godmother turns up. Magically decked out in a beautiful gown, pumpkin-shaped carriage, and extremely impractical footwear, she is able to attend the prince's ball. She catches his eye, but has to flee before the magic wears out. But, because she left one of her glass slippers behind, he's able to scour the country until he finds the perfect foot that fits it. And they all lived happily ever after. But that's not the only version, and it's certainly not the oldest. This ancient Egyptian version from the first century C.E. just may be a contender, though.
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Key Facts In This Video
In the original “Cinderella,” the step-sisters also saw off parts of their feet to attempt to fit into the glass slipper. 00:45
In the original “Snow White,” the step-mother is forced to put on hot-iron shoes at Snow White's wedding and dance until she dies. 01:18
In the original “Rapunzel,” the prince is forced to jump from the tower and gets his eyes gauged out by thorns upon landing. 02:27
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