September 14, 2012
- Time 7:30 p.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price Event plus exhibit: $20
What do coffee beans, torpedoes, arches, and observatories all have in common? Where did da Vinci and Fibonacci get their ideas about flight and numbers? The Nat Geo Museum exhibition 1001 Inventions, and companion book edited by historian Professor Salim T. S. al-Hassani, overflows with glorious revelations from the Muslim Civilization. During Europe’s Dark Ages, this society flourished with far-reaching scientific and cultural discoveries. For this special event celebrating the exhibition and book, Prof. al-Hassani will share the story of this forgotten golden age.
Copies of the National Geographic book 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization will be available for sale and signing after Prof. al-Hassani’s talk.
Supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts.
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Washington, D.C., US
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Come explore a thousand years of advances in science and technology from Muslim civilization, which have had a huge but hidden impact on the modern world.
Take a delicious journey through Arab cuisine, followed by a tasting, with May Bsisu, author of The Arab Table.
Enjoy an evening of Rumi’s poetry, read by Fatemeh Keshavarz and accompanied by music performed by Hossein Omoumi, Jessika Kenny, Amir Koushkani and Hamin Honari.
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