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Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen

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Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen

3788692 Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurmen; (add.info.: Al-Ma'mun at the first degree measurement.(German: Der Kalif Mamun veranstaltet die erste Gradmessung).Caliph Al-Ma'mun/Almamon/ Al-Maymun/ el-Mamoun- Abbasid caliph (813-833).Liebig card, Episodes from the Caliphate, 1897.
S516); Lebrecht History

Media ID 38697700

© Lebrecht History / Bridgeman Images

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Step into the 9th century and witness a pivotal moment in history as Caliph Al-Ma'mun, one of the most influential leaders of the Abbasid Caliphate, undertakes the first degree measurement. This remarkable chromolithograph from 1897 captures the essence of this groundbreaking event, which marked a significant milestone in mathematics and science. Al-Ma'mun's reign (813-833 CE) was characterized by his patronage of learning and intellectual pursuits. He invited scholars from across the Islamic world to Baghdad, fostering an environment that encouraged innovation and discovery. The caliph's fascination with mathematics led him to commission this monumental project, which aimed to standardize measurements throughout his empire. This stunning illustration brings to life a crucial moment in Al-Ma'mun's legacy, showcasing his commitment to knowledge and progress. The intricate details on display reveal not only Al-Ma'mun's leadership but also the cultural exchange between East and West during this era. As we gaze upon this historic scene, we are reminded of the enduring impact that Arab civilization has had on human understanding and achievement.

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