Figure 1: Brass celestial globe, made in Mosul by Muhammad ibn Hilâl in 674 H / 1275-76 CE; preserved at the British Museum. (Source).
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Picture of the pump for raising water of al-Jazari, preserved in the manuscript copy held in Topkapi Sarayi Libray, Ahmet III collection, MS 3472 .
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Figure 1: General view of the mosque.
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Manuscript view of the castle clock. Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Egyptian manuscript, Mamluk period, Accession number: 14.533 (ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 39.37 x 27.62 cm). (Source).
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Figure 1: The three basic styles of a fountain.
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Figure 1: Al-Idrisi world map (ca. 1150). Displayed by Paul Bright Scott, history teacher, The Headroyce School, Oakland, California. (Source).
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Trew, C.J., Plantae selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini, in hortis curiosorum nutrit, vol. 8: t. 73 (1771) [G.D. Ehret] (Source: Wikipedia) Figs in Muslim Spain Figs may not have had the economic importance of olives, they afford an excellent example of the intensification of agriculture in Islamic Spain, manifest in the dazzling variety of the fruit available to consumers... Read More >>>