Al-Qazwini’s 13th Century Marvels of creatures and Strange Things Existing available online!


I had the fortune of going to the Getty Center in LA a couple of weeks ago and was delighted to discover that the complete copy of Abu Yahya Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (أبو یحیی زکریاء بن محمد القزویني) book… Continue Reading

Allah’s Automata: Artifacts of the Arab Islamic Renaissance (800–1200)


  This could also be the title of a Muslim Steampunk novel but the ‘Allah’s Automata’ but it was the title of an Exhibition organized by Ayhan Aytes and George Saliba which explored the clockwork automata from the Golden Age… Continue Reading