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The Cedid Atlas

The Cedid Atlas

The Cedid Atlas (The New Atlas in Ottoman Turkish) was one of the first printed atlases in ... Read More »

Chess in Al-Andalus

Chess in Al-Andalus

Illustration of Christian and Muslim playing chess in Al-Andalus, from The Book of Games of Alfonso X, ... Read More »

The Elephant Clock

The Elephant Clock

The elephant clock described by Al-Jazari in 1206 is notable for several innovations. It was the first ... Read More »

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