Front cover of The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons (Bloomsbury, 2009).
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Samples of ancient Islamic ceramics in the Museum of Islamic Ceramics in Cairo. Four plates with drawings from Islamic Egypt: (a). Mamluk era, 11th century; (b). Fatimid era, 12th century; (c). Mamluk period, 11th century; (d). Fatimid times, 11th century. (Source).
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Representation of Katip Celebi in an Ottoman manuscript (Source).
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Taqi al-Din's "monobloc" pump, SolidWorks model rendered in PhotoView 360. © Joseph Vera.
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Figure 1: Page from The Result of Thinking about the Cure of Eye Diseases (Natijat al-fikar fi `ilaj amrad al-basar) written in Cairo by Fath al-Din al-Qaysi (d. 1259/657 H). Copy finished by unnamed scribe on 16 November 1501 (5 Jumada I 907 H). National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, MS A48, fols. 7b-8a (Source).
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