Historic map of Venice by Piri Reis in the Kitab al-Bahriye (Book of Navigation). (Source).
East Meets West in VeniceLEARN MORE
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's...
Figure 1: Entrance of Bīmaristan Arghun AI-Kāmilī, Aleppo, Syria.
Four Medieval Hospitals in SyriaLEARN MORE
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic...
Book Review of “Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's Tenth-century Baghdadi Cookbook” by Nawal NasrallahLEARN MORE
Written nearly a thousand years ago, Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-century cookbook is the most comprehensive...
Figure 1: Location map showing Kerala in India.
Kerala Mathematics and Its Possible Transmission to EuropeLEARN MORE
The Kerala School of astronomy and mathematics was an Indian school of mathematics and astronomy founded by...
Figure 1: Victor and Cheek in Kalila wa-Dimna. Manuscript dated circa 1200 CE, Syria. (Source).
Kalila wa-DimnaLEARN MORE
One of the most popular books ever written is the book the Arabs know as Kalila wa-Dimna, a bestseller for...
Figure 1: Geographical distribution of production for the different kinds of coffees (r : robusta, a : arabica, m : robusta & arabica). (Source).
The Coffee Route from Yemen to London 10th-17th CenturiesLEARN MORE
The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the 9th century. From Eastern Africa, coffee spread to...