A Man Walked into the Casbah: 13th Century Persian Jokes

Humor is ageless, or so believes John Emerson in his weblog 700 Year Old Jokes, a collection of humorous stories from a 13th century Persian Bishop.

Emerson has translated the jokes, which come from a book of "wise-sayings" originally translated by E.A. Wallis Budge, who apparently lacked a sense of humor. Selections from the translation are available on the blog with a link to a longer version.