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What is Al Araaf? It sounds Arabic. What is tamerlane? It sounds so familiar but I can't remember
-- Anonymous, November 27, 2000
Tamerlane was named after Timur Link, also called Timur the Lame, Poe was influenced to write this by a british author Lord Byron, but Timur Lenk was a real person in Asian History.
-- Anonymous, September 14, 2002