Alfraganus and the Elements of AstronomyLEARN MORE
Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most famous astronomers of the 9th century. His...
Figure 1. Cairo plan from Pîrî Reis b. Haci Muhammad's book Kitâb-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya 2612.
Historians of EgyptLEARN MORE
This article reviews in some details of the extensive efforts by Muslims in recordings of the history of...
Figure 1: A large size mushaf written by Ahmed Karahisarî, displaying the aklâm-i sitte. On each page, four rectangular panels (koltuk) show examples of high-quality illumination as executed in the reign Sultan Süleyman I, (Library of the Topkapi Palace Museum).
The Art of Calligraphy in the Ottoman EmpireLEARN MORE
Ottoman Turks produced and perfected several varieties of Arabic script. All the various branches of the art...
Figure 1. Chios (Sakiz) Island, Kitab-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, 2612.
Better Directions at Sea: The Piri Reis InnovationLEARN MORE
The Ottoman Turk Pîrî Reis is truly a great figure in the history of cartography. Pîrî Reis has become well...
Figure 1. A portrait of Marco Polo (from www.wikipedia.org).
The Oldest Map of Japan Drawn by Mahmud of KashgarLEARN MORE
Although the Japanese map was included for the first time in a world atlas in the 15th century, the very...
Figure 1. Gok Madrasa's gate, Sivas, Turkey (from Miniaturk, Istanbul).
Scientific Life during the Period of the Anatolian SeljuksLEARN MORE
Besides the madrasas, hospitals and social assistance institutions established in Anatolia during the...