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Figure 1: The title of Sinan's text on the first page of MS 3306 and the first line of the text on the top of folio 132r.
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Figure 1: Entrance of Bīmaristan Arghun AI-Kāmilī, Aleppo, Syria.
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Figure 1: First page of the Arabic manuscript of Kitab fi al-Jadari wa-‘l-Hasaba. Source: The Leiden University Library.
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Figure 1: The region of Tabaristan, today the north of Iran. (Source).
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Figure 1: A miniature page of al-Firdawsî's Shahnama indicating the birth of Rustam. Source: Topkapi Palace Library, MS H 1479.
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