National Geographic
Past Exhibition

1001 Inventions

Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization

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About this Exhibition

From the 7th to 17th centuries, Muslim Civilization stretched from southern Spain to China. Scholars of many faiths built on the ancient knowledge of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Persians, and others, making breakthroughs that paved the way for the Renaissance.

Named “Best Touring Exhibition of the Year” at the Museums and Heritage Excellence Awards, “1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization” uncovers a thousand years of advances in science and technology that have had a huge but hidden impact on the modern world.

Through interactive displays, explore basic science principles in such fields as optics, time-keeping, hydraulics, navigation, architecture, and math.

Supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Generous support provided by Geico

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