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A mythical giant bird.
So colossal that its wings could eclipse the sun, so strong that it could carry off elephants, so large that drinking cups could be made of its nails, the Roc was the mythical Arabian bird on whose foot Sinbad, in the Eastern collection of tales 'The Thousand and One Nights', was carried off to a mountain.
Venetian traveler Marco Polo referred to the Roc in describing Madagascar and other islands off eastern Africa's coast. According to him, Kublai Khan made inquires in those parts about the roc and was brought what was professed to be a rocs feather, which may really have been a Raphia palm branch.
Although this fabulous creature was described as eagle-like, the actual bird on which it was probably based was the flightless ostrich-like giant Elephant Bird Aepyornis maximus, which is believed to have inhabited Madagascar until about 1700. Like the Roc, whose egg Sinbad mistook for the cupola of a great building, the giant elephant bird laid enormous eggs (with an internal volume of over two gallons). Many semi-fossilized specimens have been discovered.
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