How Old Fairy Tales Are

The brief was to illustrate an article on CNN International website about the fact that classic fairy tales may be much older than previously believed. Some of them are older than ancient myths and biblical stories. The illustrations were used to promote the story on social as well.

Greek myth of Hercules  At least 2,600 years old
The Blacksmith and the Devil   5,000+ years old
Beauty and the Beast  4,000+ years old
Rumplestiltskin   4,000+ years old
Jack and the Beanstalk  At least 5,000 years old
Egyptian myth of Osiris   At least 4,400 years old
Nativity story in the Bible  About 2,000 years old
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