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How geographers, explorers and scholars in Muslim civilisation influenced map-making and the way we understand the world today
Explaining rainbows, determining the Earth’s circumference, proposing how mountains are formed… scholars from a thousand years ago made huge leaps of intuition and insight in their search to understand our planet. In this zone of the exhibition, explore the emerging view of the world as travellers ventured further afield, making discoveries and bringing back exciting tales to tell.
Did you know
...that in maps made under Muslim rule, north was drawn pointing downwards?
...that a sumptuous atlas recently bought by the Bodleian Library in Oxford, shows us how people saw the world a thousand years ago?
...that travellers’ stories of sailors being chased by a giant bird on a tropical island helped inspire classic books like the One Thousand and One Nights?
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