Many of us have been taught that only certain peoples and nations can claim ownership to what we call modernity. For many years, thinkers have struggled to understand the history of human civilization. In dealing with its sheer immensity, they have sometimes tried to oversimplify it, or have even deeply misunderstood it.

But in fact, when we look at history with open eyes, we see that a much broader cast of characters played some role in building the world of science, engineering, technology, and medicine that we enjoy today.

Put another way, it is more accurate to say that much of humanity, not just the West, contributed to building 21st century science and technology. One particular group and culture has for various reasons been overlooked in the current narrative of the origins of the modern world.

They are the Arabs, and the broader Arab-Muslim civilization. One obvious reason for this omission is that the Arab-Muslim world has more recently fallen behind the pace of invention and exploration maintained in the West and in East Asia. The other reason for this omission is that current history has sometimes been written by those unsympathetic to, or unaware of, past achievements in the Arab world. But our world and our understanding of it are changing every minute. Not only are historians now taking a more open and inclusive view of the process of invention and creation, our global culture is changing too.

There is a process of science improving from the beginning of man till present day. And Muslims have been in this chain of scientific developments. Moreover, they made great contributions in various fields such as Mathematics, Geography, Chemistry, Medicine, Astronomy, and Algorithm.

SO, We present the exhibition “ Arab input into the world of science” allow to explore the glorious past and the inputs of Arab in science through an exclusive group of photos and documents With Arabs great contributions in various fields such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Medicine, Astronomy, Cartography, Mechanics, Animal sciences and Pharmacology.

Exhibition was prepared by:

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt) in cooperation with Kultūros Centras “In Actio” (Lithuania).

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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