madinat al zahra

Abou l-Qasim al Zahrawi was born in Madinat al-Zahra (spain) 940-1013


    He is, among the Arabs, the best representative of surgery, a field in which his book Al-Taṣrīf had a great impact 

   About l-Qasim  lived all his life in Madinat al-Zahra (near Cordoba) under the reign of Abd ar Rahman III and Al-Hakam II, he is the greatest surgeon in the Muslim world and the Middle Ages

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Medieval Islamic Art

  1. Blue and White bowl, Iran, 13th century, fritware, painted in cobalt blue under a transparent glaze
  2. Capital, 10th century Spain, Madinat al-Zahra
  3. Qur’an Bifolio- Probably Tunisia, late 9th – early 10th century, vellum, ink, gold, silver, blue dye
  4. Casket, 13th century Mosul, decorated with polychrome lustre
  5. Chess pieces, quartz., 10th century, Fatimid period