Figure 1: 15th-century European portrait of "Geber", the Latin name of Jabir ibn Hayyan: in Codici Ashburnhamiani 1166, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (image in the public domain).
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Figure 1: Frontispiece of the Latin translation of a medical work by Ibn Zuhr, the De Cognitu difficilibus (Venice, 1628).
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Figure 1. A group of school children practice martial arts formation under the watch of their teacher in the Great Mosque of Xi'an. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Chinese_martial_arts.
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Figure 1: A cover page of an astrological table in MS K 1069, Topkapi Palace Museum Library in Istanbul.
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Figure 1. Yivli (Grooved) Minaret Mosque, Antalya, Turkey (Image from Miniaturk, Istanbul).
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Figure 1: Detail of a floral decoration in the Dome of the Rock Mosque.
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