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Mahmud of Ghazni

November 14, 2010

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Mahmud of Ghazni, who created a vast empire in the 10th and 11th centuries in present-day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and parts of India, made his beloved former slave Malik Ayaz the King of Lahore.

Abu Nuwas

October 1, 2010

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Abu Nuwas, who died in 864, was considered one of the greatest Persian poets of his day with his poems about drinking and sex. Mostly with boys.