Figure 1: Ibn al-Haytham's Sketch of the Human Optical System. The oldest known drawing of the nervous system from Kitab al-Manazir of Ibn al-Haytham (from a manuscript held in the Süleymaniye Library, Istanbul), in which the eyes and optic nerves are illustrated. It shows a large nose at the bottom, eyes on both side and a hollow optic nerve that flows out of each one towards the back of the brain. (Source).
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Based on the outstanding achievement of Ibn al-Haytham's work in optics, which paved the way for the "Optics...
Figure 1: Front cover of Cybernetics – Past, Present, Future (in Turkish) by Toygar Akman
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"Cybernetics: Past, Present, Future" published by Toygar Akman, a renowned expert in the field, retraces for...
Figure 1a-b: Two historic maps of Cairo, Egypt: a. Map of 1492 by Schedel; b. map by an unknown artist, 16th century. (Source).
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In this article, published originally in Saudi Aramco World in 1969, focus is laid on the history of Cairo,...
Figure 1: Anatomy of the human eye from the treatise on ophthalmology by Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (10th century). (Source).
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During the classical Muslim civilisation, big scientific advances in medicine were made. Muslim doctors began...
Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of al-Razi by a modern artist. (Source).
Insights into Neurologic Localization by Al-Razi (Rhazes), a Medieval Islamic PhysicianLEARN MORE
Al-Razi (Rhazes) (born in 864 CE) wrote over 200 scientific treatises, many of which had a major impact on...
Figure 1: Dome of the clocks in the courtyard of the of Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. © Bernard Gagnon (31 March 2010). (Source).
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From Frankfurt and Cairo to Damascus: Recent Models of the Umayyad Mosque Clock, The Umayyad Mosque Clock,...