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Wax model of Maryam al-Ijliya al-Astrulabiya at the 1001 Inventions exhibition at the Jordan Museum, Amman

1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions

Also known as Al-Astrulabiya, Al-Ijliya worked on constructing astrolabes in Aleppo, in northern Syria. She was employed by Sayf al-Dawla, the ruler who was in charge of the city from 944 until 967. Al-Ijliya's story is a rare documented case of a woman working in science in early Muslim civilisation.

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  • Title: Wax model of Maryam al-Ijliya al-Astrulabiya at the 1001 Inventions exhibition at the Jordan Museum, Amman
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