The Associated Press writer Christopher Torchia published on 25 August 2010 an elogious paper "1001 Inventions: Science in Muslim lands" about the opening of "1001 Inventions" exhibition in Istanbul earlier this month. The article was reproduced by several newspapers around the world; it recalls the aim of the exhibition and how it is intended to highlight the overshadowed period of history, a "Golden Age" in which advances in science, medicine, technology and architecture laid groundwork for Western progress from the Renaissance until modern times.
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The painting Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son, Edward Wortley Montagu, and attendants attributed to Jean Baptiste Vanmour (oil on canvas, circa 1717). © National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 3924.
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