Discover the golden age of Muslim civilisation

Ibn al-Haytham was born during a creative period known as the golden age of Muslim civilisation that saw many fascinating advances in science, technology and medicine. In an area that spread from Spain to China, inspirational men and women, of different faiths and cultures, built upon knowledge of ancient civilisations, making discoveries that had a huge and often underappreciated impact on our world.

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Discover Muslim Heritage through these introductory zones

Home Zone



School Zone



Market Zone

16th century bazaar manuscript



Hospital Zone



Town Zone

16th century town plan of Diyarbakir



World Zone

upside down map by Idrisi



Universe Zone

Taqi al-Din's observatory