An exhibition in Qatar, which opened on Thursday, is showcasing major historical contributions made by Muslims to the world in the fields of science and knowledge, Gulf News reports.
Visitors are given a special opportunity to enlighten themselves of the ideas and inventions that spawned from the ancient Arab and Islamic world from the 8th to the 15th centuries.
In conjunction with the French Embassy and Paris-based Institute of Arab World, the event, entitled “The Golden Age of the Arab Sciences”, features 200 exhibits from 40 galleries and museums globally celebrating the works by scientists, physicians, engineers, artists, and other professions who made pivotal contributions during that particular era in the region.
The exhibition, which is curated by Professor Ahmad Djebbar, a French mathematician and researcher of scientific history, guides visitors to the various audiovisuals and artifacts, such as manuscripts, on display.
There are many sections to the exhibition, including various techniques and apparatus used in astronomy, the environment, mathematics, as well as hydraulics which involves the advancements in water management by means of architectural designing and engineering. Furthermore, the exhibition includes medical discoveries and technology, such as Ibn Sina’s “Cannon of Medicine” which is still relevant amongst today’s physicians.
"The Institute of Arab World has for many years been playing a key role in promoting culture, language and Arab history," said Gilles Bonnaud, the French Ambassador to Qatar. "The institute radiates a rich and diverse civilization and is a distinguished educator. It also builds a passage between cultures and people."
“The Golden Age of the Arab Sciences” is running until Apr. 30.