Figure 1: Zal, the albino, on the simurg. Shahnamah Firdaws (Book of Kings of Firdaws, The Royal Asiatic society, MS. 239). © Nil Sari and Ulker Erke. Source: 38th International Congress on History of Medicine, Turkish Medical History Through Miniature Pictures Exhibition (Istanbul, 2002).
The Simurgh: A Symbol of Holistic Medicine in the Middle Eastern Culture in HistoryLEARN MORE
This article discusses the view that the simurgh, a mythological bird with supernatural characteristics, was...
Figure 1: Cover page of Tuhfat al-kibâr fî asfâr al-bihâr by Kâtib Çelebi in the edition of Idris Bostan (Ankara, 2008).
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Figure 1: Front cover of Handsat Ūqlīdis fī aydin ‘arabiya (Euclid's geometry in Arabian hands) by Ahmad Salīm Sa‘īdān (Amman, 1991).
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Text of the Lecture of Professor Jim Al-Khalili in the Conference Muslim Heritage in our World: Social...
Figure 1: Title page of a manuscript copy of Ibn Mājid's book al-Fawā'id (The Benefits) preserved in the Ministry of Endowments Library in Kuwait.
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the various aspects of preparedness and response to natural disasters...
Figure 1: Galen, Ibn Sina, and Hippocrates, the three authorities on medical theory and practice in a woodcut from an early 15th-century Latin medical book. (Source).
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Several Arabic treatises dating from the 9th through the 13th century deal with environmental pollution. They...