globe; Islamic art; Islamic world; Louvre; model of the universe; constellations; Yûnus Ibn al-Husayn al-Asturlabî


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Media Name:
An Ancient Model of the Universe
Author:
Mike de Sousa
Copyright:
Mike de Sousa © 2015
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478
Last Modified:
11/10/2015
Added Date:
11/10/2015
Media Type:
Image
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No
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Horizontal
Description:
A beautiful, exquisite celestial globe close to 1500 years old made by the astronomer / instrument maker Yûnus Ibn al-Husayn al-Asturlabî, and presented in the Louvre in Paris. The globe comprises all of the constellations mentioned in the Almagest, the great book of astronomy by Ptolemy written in Greek in Alexandria in the 2nd century CE.




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