Figure 1: View of Al-Azhar mosque courtyard in Cairo. The mosque, founded by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim in 990, was under construction when the 1006 supernova appeared in the sky. Source: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/egypt/cairo-al-azhar-university.htm.
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Figure 1: Islamic Celestial Globe in brass, dated 1630 CE. This globe served both as a map of the heavens, as viewed from outside the starry sphere, and as a precision tool for making astronomical calculations. Engraved on its surface are various coordinate lines, constellation figures, and Arabic inscriptions. The stars are made of embedded bits of silver. The globe is hollow and was cast in one seamless piece. Source: http://www.nasm.si.edu/exploretheuniverse/etu_ne.htm.
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Figure 1: Akil Muhtar Özden (1877-1946).
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Figure 1: The cover page of the book Kitāb al-hiyal.
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Figure 1. View of Toledo, the city of Al-Zarqali, dominated by the famous Alcazar. Source: http://www.toledoaldia.com/alcazarIV_toledo.htm
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