Artist impression of 12th-century engineer Al-Jazari

1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions
London, United Kingdom

Many engineers from Muslim civilisation were famous for their ingenuity including Al-Jazari from 11th-century Diar Bakir in southern modern-day Turkey, Al-Muradi who lived in Cordoba in the 11th century, the Banu Musa brothers of 9th-century Baghdad, Taqi al-Din bin Ma'aruf (16th-century), and Ridwan Al-Sa'ati (13th-century) of Damascus to mention a few.

This story introduces some of the machines and devices developed by these ingenious minds.


  • Title: Artist impression of 12th-century engineer Al-Jazari
  • Original Source: 1001 Inventions
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