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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Annotated Reference (Text Only) Edition of 1001 Inventions Book
New Annotated Reference (Text Only) Edition of 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilisation
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A Tale of Two Civilisations: The Viking and the Muslim World
Dating back to March 2015, news regarding the discovery of a ring found on a Viking woman in an ancient burial ground with the inscription 'For/To Allah' erupted in mainstream media. The mystery...
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Water Sterilization Technology in Muslim Civilisation
It is known that contaminated water contains many bacteria and harmful viruses that cause many diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, meningitis and poliomyelitis, etc. Water-related diseases...
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Berlin Science Week to Feature Public Event on Ibn Al-Haytham
1001 Inventions is organising “Ibn Al Haytham: The Man Who Discovered How We See” educational experience for the first time in Germany as an anchor event of the Berlin Science Week.
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Avicenna’s Medical Thinking in Colonial Mexico
New Spain was a viceroyalty of Spain between 1521 and 1821. In these three centuries, the practice and the teaching of medicine had a great influence from Arabian medicine, and in this way, the...
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From Petra back to Makka – From “Pibla” back to Qibla
A critique of Dan Gibson, Early Islamic Qiblas: A Survey of mosques built between 1AH/622 C.E. and 263 AH/876 C.E. (with maps, charts and photographs), 296 pp., Vancouver BC: Independent Scholars...
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Star-finders Astrolabes
Oliver Hoare once said "The ability of Islamic civilization to perfect what it inherited, and to endow what it made with beauty, is nowhere better expressed than in the astrolabe". Over a...
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Michigan Science Center to host 1001 Inventions
This fall, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is celebrating untold stories of innovation – 1,000 years of innovation to be exact!...
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The Back-Road Historic Mosques of China
In a country known for large numbers, it was a modest, round number that grabbed our attention: 100. That is the approximate number of mosques built before 1700 that are estimated to remain...
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Florida Museum of Science & History Celebrates Inventions from Muslim Civilisation
On August 5 2017, the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) in Jacksonville, Florida organised an educational day in partnership with 1001 Inventions to celebrate the scientific and cultural...
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Scholarship, Science & Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa: Pre-Islamic to Islamic Era
On Friday 11 August 2017, the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation UK, held two consecutive talks on the notion of 'Scholarship, Science & Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa'. The...
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Rethinking and Rebuilding Social Cohesion: Engaging Young Syrian Refugees Project
On Saturday 1st July 2017, the Foundation for Science, Technology, Civilisation UK (FSTC UK), Rethink Rebuild Society (RR)  and AMAL  partnered up to deliver the second part of the “...
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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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