Study finds famous fairy tales are thousands of years old

January 21, 2016 12:40 AM

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LONDON, United Kingdom—Fairy tales such as Beauty And The Beast are much older than previously thought and are actually thousands of years old, academics found in research published Wednesday.

Their analysis indicates that Beauty And The Beast and Rumpelstiltskin are around 4,000 years old while Jack And The Beanstalk can be traced back more than 5,000 years.

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