Astronomy, Astrology, Observatories and Calendars

The development of astronomy by scientists in the Levant and Iran in the Middle Ages was in fact highly influenced by pre-Islamic Persian and Indian cultures. Ancient Greek astronomical texts were, in turn, a valuable base from which all Central Asian scientists worked. Technological advances made a greater understanding of the universe possible, especially from the ninth century, when the astrolabe and the sextant were developed.   


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  • Author(s):
    A. Akhmedov
    7th to 15th century AD
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    History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume IV

    Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic

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