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Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan in Northern Europe: A Survey of his Account of Russian Vikings in the 10th Century
One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Northern Europe is reported in the account written by the Arab Muslim writer and traveler Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan, who was sent in 921 CE as the secretary to an...
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Figure 1. The entrance gate of Aleppo Citadel. (© Murat Özyildirim)
Aleppo Citadel: Glimpses of the Past
The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the oldest monuments in the world. It is the most famous historic...
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Piri Reis and the Book of Sea Lore (Kitab-i Bahriye)
Kitab i-Bahriye's description of the coasts of Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and France are well documented in his...
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The Travels of Ibn Jubair
Born in Valencia, Ibn Jubair (Ibn Jubayr) travelled widely, offering good accounts of the life of Muslims and...
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