Turkish Miniature ORIGINAL PAINTING, Antique Miniature Art, Ottoman Painting, Watercolor Fine Painting, Gold Framed Wall Art, office gift
* Subject: geographer and astronomer in the mountains
* Materials used: watercolor and 18k gold foil
* Paper: sheet of an old book with arabic letters
* Framed format: 14.4" x 12.6" (36.5cm x 32cm)
* Framed in the new gold frame with black passepartout and two layers of glass
* This artwork is original hand painting
The painting will be shipped with the frame as shown on the photo!
Why was Astronomy important to Muslims?
Astronomy was important to Muslims because of their religion! They needed to know the beginning of the month of Ramadan, the hours of prayer, and the direction of Mecca. By observing the position of the sun and moon, Muslims could know the direction of Mecca. As Islam expanded to an empire over 6,000 miles wide, astronomers could help them know these things.
Observatories were first established in the Islamic world in major cities such as Baghdad, Hamadan, Toledo, Maragha, Samarkand, and Istanbul, and new instruments were developed. The Muslim invention of the astrolabe, for example, was one of the most important in astronomy until the invention of the telescope in the 17th century.
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