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Ode to Ahmad Baba Al-Massufi
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Figure 1: Interior of the Great Mosque of Córdoba. (Source).
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Figure 2: Mansur ibn Ilyas's 14th century work on anatomy contained illustrated chapters on five systems of the body: bones, nerves, muscles, veins and arteries. This page depicts the arteries, with the internal organs shown in watercolors. (Source).
Figure 3: An illustrated leaf from an important early manuscript on the works of Roger of Salerno. Illustrated here are some early surgical treatments, including some neurosurgical and spine treatments. Courtesy of the British Museum, Sloane Collection, MS 1977. (Source).
Figure 4: People showing for a diagnose a sample of their urine to the physician Constantine the African. (Image in the public domain).
Figure 5: Front cover of Constantine the African and 'Ali Ibn Al-'Abbas Al-Magusi: The Pantegni and Related Texts edited by Charles Burnett and Danielle Jacquart (Brill, 1995).
Taqi al-Din and his colleagues in Istanbul Observatory miniature
A section of the World Map produced by Piri Reis
Battle of Lemberg
Bosniac Imam
Bosniacs in 1896
Bosniacs at Tolmein
Bosniacs Stamp

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