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1001 Inventions - Discover The Muslim Heritage In Our World

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    1001 Inventions Kuwait Exhibition
     

    The Scientific Center of Kuwait announces the February 2015 opening of the award-winning 1001 Inventions Exhibition.
     

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    ELEPHANT CLOCK:

    Centrepiece of the Home Zone is a replica of master engineer Al-Jazari's Elephant Clock. Surronding exhibits invite you to discover how everyday objects found within your home can trace their roots to the fashions and finery of medieval Baghdad and Muslim Spain.

     

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    UNIVERSITIES:

    Knowledge from other civilisations was highly prized within the Muslim World. The School Zone uncovers how Muslim civilisation built the first universities and translated thousands of manuscripts into Arabic, allowing scholars of many faiths to expand upon the scientific foundations laid by other cultures.

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    WINDMILLS:

    The Market Zone reveals that as well as promoting trade and kick-starting a new agricultural revolution, Muslim civilisation also valued the importance of harnessing environmentally friendly power sources. The need for irrigation to support food production led to the invention of automated machinery, robotics, wind and water mills.

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    HOSPITALS AND MEDICINE:

    Modern medicine owes a great debt to visionary healers like Ibn Sina and Al-Zahrawi. The Hospital Zone is named after another inheritance from Muslim civilisation – the modern Hospital itself – and celebrates breakthroughs in surgery, cancer treatment, orthopaedics and immunisation.

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    THE LION FOUNTAIN:

    The Town Zone shows Muslim civilisation’s developments in civil engineering, town planning and horticulture that were both ingeniously advanced and aesthetically astounding. Architects enhanced the beauty of their world by creating majestic domes, towering spires and fragrant gardens for public enjoyment.

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    THE WORLD:

    The World Zone shows how Muslim Civilisation expanded and enriched our understanding of the planet. From the colour of the sky and motion of the tides to the geology and geography of faraway lands, our knowledge of the world we inhabit is richer for the inheritance given to us by Muslim civilisation.

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    FLIGHT:

    The Universe Zone introduces us to first manned flight, which too place in Muslim Spain more than 1000 years before the Wright brothers took to the sky. At the same time, stargazers across the Muslim World were using sophisticated instruments and calculations to unlock the secrets of the Cosmos.

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    UNESCO Announces 1001 Inventions Partnership
     

    2015 International Year of Light  (IYL 2015) celebrates 11th century scientist Ibn al-Haytham with global campaign.
     

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  • The 1001 Inventions interactive exhibition is packed with discoveries and inventions made in 
    Muslim civilization for a thousand years from the 7th century onwards. With automatic machines 
    and medical marvels, astronomical observations and inspiring architecture, find out about a 
    period of history you might never have explored before.
     
    Muslim civilization stretched from southern Spain as far as China. For a thousand years from the 
    7th century onwards, scholars of various faiths built on the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians, 
    Greeks, Indians, Chinese, Persians and Romans, making breakthroughs that helped pave the way 
    for the Renaissance. The discoveries made by men and women in Muslim civilization have left 
    their mark on the way we live now.
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    Windmils:

    The Market Zone reveals that as well as promoting trade and kick-starting a new agricultural revolution, Muslim civilisation also valued the importance of harnessing environmentally friendly power sources. The need for irrigation to support food pro-duction led to the invention of automated machinery, robotics, wind and water mills.
    >

    HOSPITALS AND MEDICINE:

    Modern medicine owes a great debt to visionary healers like Ibn Sina and Al- Zahrawi. The Hospital Zone is named after another inheritance from Muslim civilization – the modern Hospital itself – and celebrates breakthroughs in surgery, cancer treatment, orthopaedics and immunisation.
    >

    THE LION FOUNTAIN:

    The Town Zone shows Muslim civilisation’s developments in civil engineering, town planning and horticulture that were both ingeniously advanced and aesthetically astounding. Architects enhanced the beauty of their world by creating majestic domes, towering spires and fragrant gardens for public enjoyment.
    >

    THE WORLD:

    The World Zone shows how Muslim civilization expanded and enriched our understanding of the planet. From the colour of the sky and motion of the tides to the geology and geography of faraway lands, our knowledge of the world we inhabit is richer for the inheritance given to us by Muslim civilization.
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    FLIGHT:

    The Universe Zone introduces us to first manned flight, which took place in Muslim Spain more than 1000 years before the Wright brothers took to the sky. At the same time, stargazers across the Muslim World were using sophisticated instruments and calculations to unlock the secrets of the Cosmos.

1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilisation


1001 Inventions is a leading and award-winning international science and cultural heritage organisation engaging over 120 million people.

Muslim civilisation stretched from Spain to China. From the 7th century onwards, men and women of different faiths and cultures built on knowledge from ancient civilisations, making breakthroughs that have left their mark on our world.
 
Learn more about the 1001 Inventions educational programmes, blockbuster exhibitions, award-winning films, books and international productions.

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17 February 2015 -  June 2015

 

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4 February 2015 - 7 March 2015

  


  

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UNESCO Rotterdam  
Sao Paulo Los Angeles Jeddah
K. Terengganu New York Abu Dhabi
Riyadh Istanbul Dhahran
K. Lumpur Sharjah London
Sweden Doha UK Parliament
Washington DC Al Ahsa United Nations