World Book Day is a yearly event first week of March, "designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world"*. On this occasion we highlight important 'must read books' from 1001 Inventions.
Last year news regarding the discovery of a ring found on a Viking woman with the inscription 'To Allah' erupted in the media. Some named it the “mysterious ring”, some actively debated and made up theories of how or why it arrived in Sweden. It is worth noting however that this was not the only contact documented between the Viking and Muslim Civilisation.
At the height of the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation, the Arabic language was the lingua franca that served as the language of science, poetry, literature, governance and art. A big movement of translation of Greek, Roman and other ancient books of science, philosophy and literature into Arabic gave a push for the continued success of Arabic taking centre stage of the old world.
Human life was highly valued during the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation. The core essence of healing at the time can be summarised by 11th- century Ibn Sina in his book Canon when he said: “Medicine is a science, from which one learns the states of the human body…
Visitors to the China Science Festival in Beijing sample “Ibn al-Haytham’s EyeScura” - a pin hole camera obscura at the "1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham" Zone.
China’s largest science festival launches with the new production “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” as an anchor exhibition. 11th century Arab scholar Ibn al-Haytham was also unveiled as the official mascot of the 2015 China Science Festival.
1001 Inventions releases new photograph of the late actor Omar Sharif on the set of the film “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” releasing later this year.
Following a heart-warming welcome by the people of Kuwait, the 1001 Inventions exhibition closed its doors to visitors after a month long residency at the Scientific Center of Kuwait.
Al-Jazari's "The Book Of Knowledge Of Ingenious Mechanical Devices"
Remembering Women from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.
Art reconnects with science in honour of IbnAlHaytham at1001inventions exhibition at The Scientific Center Of Kuwait at a special event celebrating the 1,000 years anniversary of the work of Ibn Al Haytham marking UNESCO IYL2015
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIES
From comets and star-groups to natural and supernatural phenomena. It’s all here in this fascinating and unique manuscript full of colourful maps including two world maps of great importance...
1001 Inventions Scientific Center of Kuwait Exhibition will be open till 7 March 2015
1001 Inventions Kuwait Exhibition Science Explainers, whom are the lookalikes of important figures from Islamic Civilisation, posing with 'Einstein' lookalike.
Visiting schools report positive engagement with science exhibition.
More than one thousand children are visiting the award-winning 1001 Inventions in Rotterdam every week, since the worldwide blockbuster show began its Dutch premiere launched 29th August 2014.
New global record achieved for a 1001 Inventions exhibition.
London, 24th September 2014: The world’s leading exhibition about the history of science from Muslim Civilisation has received more than half a million visitors during its 4-week residency in the Saudi Capital Riyadh last month.