Medieval Arab flying machine (Abbas Ibn Firnas, 9th century)
A medieval glider constructed by Abbas Ibn Firnas.
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- What was considered the center of medieval Arabian cities?
An ancient Greek myth about the tragedy of father and son who wanted to flee the island of Crete.
The aim of this extraordinarily complex study was to mimic the different phases of the flight of birds.
The medieval Arab inventor, Hassan Al Rammah designed the world's first operating torpedo.
The ingenius water pump designed by Al-Jazari is a great example of the creativity of Medieval Arab engineers.
The construction of ´Libelle´ (Dragonfly) is one of the milestones of (Hungarian) aviation history.
Caliphs, considered successors of the Prophet Muhammad, were the most important religious leaders of Islam.
The most important weapons of medieval Arab warriors were the bow and the sword.
Leonardo based the design of the flapping wing on birds' wings and a faulty hypothesis.
The mechanical wing is one of the masterpieces among Leonardo's sketches related to aviation.
Visit the workshop of the Renaissance polymath and his most influential inventions and works of art.
Medieval Syrian water wheels were used to convey water to distant areas.
The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.