Olivier Rouzeau

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Géoglyphes de Nazca - Image satellite d'une zone où des géoglyphes de Nazca sont visibles.

Satellite picture of the area containing Nazca lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. Notice the perfectly straight lines that are hundreds of miles long. How was this achieved and for what purpose?

Cover of a Mamluk copy of the Qur’an that dates to the early 14th century.

A decagon, surrounded by bowties and hexagons, forms the basis of this cover of a Mamluk copy of the Qur’an that dates to the early century.

An illustration from al-Biruni's astronomical works, explains the different phases of the moon.

Abu Rayhan al-Biruni in 1019 made this diagram explaining the phenomenon of a Lunar Eclipse in all it’s phases. from al-Biruni’s manuscript copy of his Kitab al-Tafhim (Book of Instruction on the Principles of the Art of Astrology)