This article by Professor Toygar Akman presents, as the title indicates, afterthoughts inspired by the '1001 inventions' exhibition. The author particularly focuses on the Turkish phase of the exhibition (1001 Icat Sergisi), which opened in Istanbul on the 18th August 2010 and stayed there until the 5th October. During this period, about 400,000 people visited the exhibition from all around the world. Professor Akman explains why this exhibition was so successful in Istanbul and highlights the work of one of the main scientists celebrated by the exhibition, the master engineer Al-Jazari, whose engineering book was previously the subject of investigations published by Professor Toygar Akman.
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