Figure 1: Front cover of The 13th Warrior (previously published as Eaters of the Dead) by Michael Chrichton (Ballantine Books, reissue edition 1988).
Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan in Northern Europe: A Survey of his Account of Russian Vikings in the 10th CenturyLEARN MORE
One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Northern Europe is reported in the account written by the Arab...
Figure 1: Map of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate around the end of the 11th century. Extracted from Historical Atlas by William Shepherd (1923-26). Source: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd/europe_mediterranean_1097.jpg.
The Seljuk Face of Anatolia: Aspects of the Social and Intellectual History of Seljuk ArchitectureLEARN MORE
This article deals with the Seljuk Anatolian architecture and art. The art of the Seljuk sultans showed much...
Figure 1: Cover page of the book.
A Treasure of World Heritage: Islamic Manuscripts in the Kandilli ObservatoryLEARN MORE
This is a review of a book bringing to light a collection of about 1300 Islamic scientific manuscripts on...
Figure 1. View of Toledo, the city of Al-Zarqali, dominated by the famous Alcazar. Source: http://www.toledoaldia.com/alcazarIV_toledo.htm
Abu Ishaq Ibrahim Ibn Yahya Al-ZarqaliLEARN MORE
Al-Zarqali is an eminent Andalusian astronomer of the 11th century who was the foremost astronomer of his...
Figure 4: Symbols in medieval Arabic alchemy inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs: Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu ‘l-Qasim al-‘Iraqi (British Library in London, MS Add 25724, folio 11a). Source : El Daly 2005, figure 12.
Deciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs in Muslim HeritageLEARN MORE
The article surveys some results of Dr. Okasha El Daly's exciting discoveries about the precedence of Muslim...
Figure 1. The Umayyad mosque in Damascus. This image has been released into the public domain by its author 'Isaam Bayazidi (at the Arabic Wikipedia project).
When Ridhwan al-Sa’ati Anteceded Big Ben by More than Six CenturiesLEARN MORE
The following article by Abdel Aziz al-Jaraki, a scholar from Damascus, describes the context of the...