Syria: Automated musical band, from al Jazari's 'Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices' (1315 CE)

A painting on paper in color and gold leaf from al-Jazari's ' Kitab fi marifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya' (The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices). Ab_ al-'Iz Ibn Ism_'_l ibn al-Raz_z al-Jazar_ (1136Ð1206) was a polymath: a scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, mathematician and astronomer from Al-Jazira, Mesopotamia, who worked in service of the Artuqid dynasty in Diyarbakor, Asia Minor. He is best known for writing the Kit‡b f’ ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya (Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) in 1206, where he described fifty mechanical devices along with instructions on how to construct them. (Photo by: Pictures From History/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
A painting on paper in color and gold leaf from al-Jazari's ' Kitab fi marifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya' (The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices). Ab_ al-'Iz Ibn Ism_'_l ibn al-Raz_z al-Jazar_ (1136Ð1206) was a polymath: a scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, mathematician and astronomer from Al-Jazira, Mesopotamia, who worked in service of the Artuqid dynasty in Diyarbakor, Asia Minor. He is best known for writing the Kit‡b f’ ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya (Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) in 1206, where he described fifty mechanical devices along with instructions on how to construct them. (Photo by: Pictures From History/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Syria: Automated musical band, from al Jazari's 'Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices' (1315 CE)
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