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Astrolabe, magnificent computer of the Ancients—an instrument used to make astronomical measurements, before the development of the sextant

Astrolabe, magnificent computer of the Ancients—an instrument used to make astronomical measurements, before the development of the sextant

Victorian Spy Camera Watch | Flickr - Photo Sharing! “The Lancaster Watch Camera was patented in October 1886 and made until 1890."

Victorian Spy Camera Watch | Flickr - Photo Sharing! “The Lancaster Watch Camera was patented in October 1886 and made until 1890."

History / technology - Aga Khan Museum's "akhdh al-kawakib" (lit. "taking the stars") - an elaborate inclinometer used to locate & predict the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, determining local time given local latitude, surveying, triangulation, & to cast horoscopes. It was used in classical antiquity, through the Islamic Golden Age, the European Middle Ages & Renaissance. In the Islamic world, it was also used to calculate the Qibla and to find the times for Salah.

History / technology - Aga Khan Museum's "akhdh al-kawakib" (lit. "taking the stars") - an elaborate inclinometer used to locate & predict the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, determining local time given local latitude, surveying, triangulation, & to cast horoscopes. It was used in classical antiquity, through the Islamic Golden Age, the European Middle Ages & Renaissance. In the Islamic world, it was also used to calculate the Qibla and to find the times for Salah.

ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway / My viking blog: bibliotecaMV.com

ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway / My viking blog: bibliotecaMV.com

i simply like pictures from all sorts of things.the pictures i blog here are not mine. i found them here on tumblr or all over the internet. if you see your picture here and it is not linked to you or you want to be credited, please contact me =)>

French industrial steam clock and barometer (circa 1890), with clean gilt and silvering throughout on a rouge marble base

French industrial steam clock and barometer (circa 1890), with clean gilt and silvering throughout on a rouge marble base

Horse heads on the wall of Chauvet Cave, France - photo by some.maniac, via Flickr;  "Fourteen different animal species are depicted in the Chauvet Cave. Here, three beautiful horses' heads face one another."  - MetMuseum

Horse heads on the wall of Chauvet Cave, France - photo by some.maniac, via Flickr; "Fourteen different animal species are depicted in the Chauvet Cave. Here, three beautiful horses' heads face one another." - MetMuseum

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