1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals

A wondrous journey of discovery with 9th-century explorer Al-Jahiz

A Wondrous Journey of Discovery with 9th-century Explorer Al-Jahiz

‘1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals’ is an educational initiative created by 1001 Inventions. It brings to life one of the oldest books written in Arabic about animals to help inspire curiosity in children and to promote caring for all living things.

The educational initiative comprises of a new exhibition, short film, children’s book and educational materials, that together provide a journey of discovery into the animal kingdom and natural world through the eyes of 9th-century explorer Al-Jahiz.

‘1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals’ aims to raise awareness of the modern-day threats to the natural world and prompt urgent action… starting with a commitment to strive to live in harmony with nature. It seeks to enable young people to draw lessons from the past to help safeguard our future.

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Book of Animals

Short Film

A short feature film that explores the animal kingdom through the eyes of Al-Jahiz

Online Exhibit

Online Exhibit

Meet the man behind one of the oldest Arabic manuscripts on Animals

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Live Show

Highly interactive and immersive live performances

Book of Animals

Take Action

Inspire young people to take action to help

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Past Events

‘Al-Jahiz and the Book of Animals’ Events