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“1001 Inventions and The World Of Ibn Al-Haytham” Film Released
The film is part of a global educational campaign launched by 1001 Inventions in partnership with UNESCO in 2015 that has engaged more than 30 million people around the world.
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The Story of Mathematics
During the Cheltenham Science Festival from 6 - 11 June 2017, a panel on “The Story of Math” took place. Professors Mona Siddiqui, Mohamed El-Gomati, Marcus du Sautoy and Dr Amira Bennison took part...
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Technology in sub-Saharan Cultures
Genetic and paleontological findings have concluded that Africa is the birthplace of the entire human race. Africa is often thought of as a continent rich in natural beauty and culture. However,...
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A Chronology - Turkey's 700-year long venture in science and technology
A chronology on "Science from the East - Techniques from the West: Turkey's 700-year long venture" is compiled by Professor Dr. Feza Günergun, Department of the History of Science, Istanbul...
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Hama
Hama is famed for its huge water wheels and it produced great scholars in geography, mathematics, medicine and much more. Here we look at a few of them.
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Largest ever Ibn Al-Haytham festival launches in Jeddah
Jeddah, 1 June 2017: HRH Prince Abdulla bin Bandar bin AbdulAziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah region launched the “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” exhibition as an...
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Islamic Astronomy
This article was originally published as: “Islamic Astronomy”, in Christopher Walker, ed., Astronomy before the Telescope, London: British Museum Press, 1996, pp. 143-174.
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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign
In the history of Islamic civilization, many hospitals were founded by women, either as wives, daughters or mothers of sultans. All health personnel were male at these hospitals. In the Ottoman...
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Using an Astrolabe
The history of the astrolabe begins more than two thousand years ago, but it is in the Islamic classical world that the astrolabe was highly developed and its uses widely multiplied. Introduced to...
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Amazing Mechanical Devices from Muslim Civilisation
Fully automated environmentally friendly water raising devices, pumps, windmills and more! Discover some of the most facinating devices from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation that brought...
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Ravy (Rayy)
Rayy was a city in the old Persian region of Media, during the Islamic times in the province of Djibal...
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On 23 April the World Celebrates the Book
World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. On this occasion, we are pleased to invite visitors and...
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Potrail of one of Muslim Admiral&nbsp;Zheng He's ships&nbsp;</em><br /> <em>Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics&nbsp;(<a href="http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/zheng-he-chinese-muslim-admiral" target="_blank">Source</a>)
The Tang Dynasty West Market Museum is a privately-run museum in Xi'an and is situated on the original site of the 1000-year-old Chang'an City Tang Dynasty market (</em><a href="http://www.china.org.cn/travel/2013-11/07/content_30521933_8.htm" style="text-align: center;" target="_blank"><em>source</em></a><em>).
Chang'an's Great Mosque’s (the Qingzhen Dasi) visible architecture dates from the late Ming period, although it was first built in 742. It’s located close to the western market that played an important role in th trade with the West along the Silk Roads</em> (<a href="http://en.unesco.org/silkroad/content/xian" target="_blank">source</a>).
Silk Road Cultural Street is situated at the original site of the Tang Dynasty West Market which thrived more than 1000 years ago in Chang'an City in the Tang Dynasty (</em><a href="http://www.dictall.com/dictall/newsInfo.jsp%3Fid=59359" target="_blank"><em>source</em></a><em>).
Samarkand&nbsp;</em><em>(<a href="http://worldsecretlocations.com/asia/registan-samarkand.html" target="_blank">Source</a>)
Aleppo by Matrakci (<a href="http://www.matrakcinasuh.com/" target="_blank">Source</a>)
A city from Iraq by Matrakci (<a href="http://www.matrakcinasuh.com/" target="_blank">Source</a>)
The Blacas Ewer (629 AD), Shuja‘ b. Man‘a al-Mawsili. Jazira, Mosul. Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum, London
Gyaur Kala, Merv</em><em>&nbsp;</em><em>(</em><em><a href="http://turkmen.traveler.uz/turkmenistan-photo-gallery/album/258" target="_blank">Source</a>)
The dome of the mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar, one such place, was of turquoise blue, and could be seen at a distance of a day's journey away.

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