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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba"
Season 2, Episode 18
Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba
Airdate: August 3, 1994
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"The Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe the Ox" "The Ivory Elephant of Scheherazade"

"The Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba" is the 58th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

In this Moat crossing, teams have to swing over the water one teammate at a time using a long rope suspended from above.

1st Silver Snakes 0:27
2nd Green Monkeys 0:45
3rd Purple Parrots 0:48
4th Red Jaguars 1:12

Steps of Knowledge

One of the most famous scholars of all time was Ahmed Baba. When the Khalif of Morocco conquered the city of Timbuktu, Ahmed was captured and taken back to Morocco in chains. One day the Khalif reviewed the fate of his prisoners. The first prisoner trembled so hard that his chains rattled. The guard pushed him forward, shouting, "Convicted thief, served ten years and is to be freed today, sire!"

"Free him," thundered the voice of the Khalif from behind the curtain, "but first, ten more years. Next!" Ahmed Baba stepped forward fearlessly. "You must show yourself to speak to me," he said. "You could have heard a pomegranate drop."

"Why should I?" "I can teach you many things. Besides, it must be lonely back there." Finally the Khalif came out from behind the curtain. He was a short man with a very tall turban.

"You're right," he said. "It's lonely being so mean."

He gave Ahmed his very tall turban and set him free.

Red Jaguars Green Monkeys Purple Parrots Silver Snakes
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Temple Games

Turbans (Ceiling)

According to legend, Ahmed Baba was freed from prison and given a turban as a token of the Khalif's friendship. Beside Shane and Jason were two ropes. When Kirk gave the signal, using their hands on each rope, they had to pull themselves up to the turbans on the ceiling. Once at the ceiling, they had to place a turban on their heads and ride back down. The player to bring down all four turbans or the player furthest along in 60 seconds won. Jason knocked down two turbans while Shane didn't miss his bin. Both players each got two turbans, awarding them each a half pendant of life.

Keep the Camel Forward (Squirting Statue)

To bring Ahmed Baba from Timbuktu to Morocco, the Khalif soldiers crossed the Sahara Desert on camels. Camels are rather stubborn, and one has to keep them headed in the right direction. When Kirk gave the signal, Jamie and Tiffany had to shinny up the camel's backbone and turn its head around. Like all camels, the two before the girls spit, so they had to hold on tight on their way up, then climb back down and do it again. The player to turn the camel's head the most times in 60 seconds won. Jamie had trouble shinnying up her camel and was only able to turn its head around once. Tiffany however, turned her camel's head around three times, awarding her a half pendant of life.

Minaret Reconstruction (Ring Tower)

When the Khalif conquered Timbuktu, he destroyed much of the city. When Ahmed Baba and his people returned, they had to rebuild. Before each team stood a topless Arabian tower called a minaret, and their task was to rebuild it. When Kirk gave the signal, both players on each team had to grab their dome and begin climbing their minaret. Once at the top, they had to place the dome on all the way. The team to place the dome on top and remove their hands won. The Green Monkeys placed their dome on at the end of the game, awarding them a full pendant of life, sending them to Olmec's temple with 1½ pendants.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Green Monkeys Tied Lost Won 1½ Pendants
Purple Parrots Tied Won Lost 1 Pendant

Temple Run

Shane sped through the rooms at a great pace. He didn't take any shortcuts to the artifact, but he was determined to come out of the temple a winner. After two and a half minutes of temple running, he finally grabbed the Turban, and escaped the temple a mere fourteen seconds later. This was simply a superb episode, and an exciting win added to its value.


Winning Team Green Monkeys
Contestants Shane & Jamie Davis
Result Solo Victory (0:15 left)
Pendants of Life
Artifact Location The Observatory
Temple Guard Locations

The Swamp

Medusa's Lair

The Crypt

Half Pendant Location The Rock Quarry

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  • When Olmec was telling everyone where the tall turban was, the Ivory Elephant of Scheherazade was in Medusa's Lair.
  • In the third temple game, the Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe the Ox was in the King's Storeroom.

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