Figure 1: Map showing Merv at the heart of trade routes of the Islamic east and central Asia.
Merv: History, Science and LearningLEARN MORE
Merv, was a major oasis-city in Central Asia, on the historical Silk Road, located near today's Mary in...
The Scholars of SamarkandLEARN MORE
Samarkand contributed in particular to the progress of science in astronomy through its observatory. Some of...
Diagram by Al-Bîrûnî showing eclipses of the moon
Observatories In IslamLEARN MORE
The observatory as an organised and state sponsored activity began with in the Islamic world. Much progress...
Site of Ancient Harran
Harran is a very old town situated in the Jazira province of modern Turkey near the sources of the Balkh...
Being the home of the encyclopaedic scholar Al-kindi and the great chemist Jabir Ibn Hayan, Kufa had a key...