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Haiku: British Museum astrolabe

On seeing the astrolabe of the muwaqqit (timekeeper) of the Ummayad mosque in Damascus (c. 1334 CE):   Spring morning, workbound In ┬áthe eastern galleries Time lies etched in bronze … Continue reading

21 March, 2015 · Leave a comment