A striptease performance.

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  • Based on the Biblical description of a salacious dance performed in the court of King Herod. The precise term "dance of the seven veils" was reportedly first used in the stage directions of Oscar Wilde's play Salome.
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And as for the next room, which was for the dances of the ‘Seven Veils’, I could not wait to see the mind-blowing performance! I joined the men in the queue and jostled my way into the room, seating myself on one of the rickety chairs.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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رقصة الحجاب السبع

Tanz der sieben Schleier

танец семи вуалей

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