Sign up for the ING newsletter to receive news and announcements.
Did you know:
- The first modern hospital was built in Baghdad over a thousand years ago?
- Persian scholars developed the foundations for modern algebra and algorithms?
- We get the word “camera” from the Arab word “qamara”?
- Inoculation was written about in 8th century India, long before it gained popularity in Europe?
- In the 10th century, a Persian surgeon invented many of the surgical tools we still use today?
- An engineer from Mesopotamia developed the camshaft along with other commonly used machines?
- By the year 644, Persians were using windmills to manage their water supply?
- A man in Cordoba took flight over a millennium before the Wright brothers were born?
- A 10th century Persian surgeon used catgut for internal stitches?
- A 13th century Arab doctor described the circulatory system 300 years before William Harvey?
Learn these and more exciting facts at the Tech Museum’s Islamic Science Rediscovered exhibit, running until mid-February. From the 8th to the 18th century, Muslim scientists drew upon ideas from various cultures, from Greece to Egypt and India, which produced a a plethora of ideas that helped spawn the roots of modern science and technology. Rediscover the roots of Silicon Valley’s innovation – algorithms, Arabic numerals, astronomy, aviation, engineering, and medical and biological.