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Interactive documents and images from BluePrint 3: Sites of Encounter in the Medieval World
al-Idrisi World Map 1154

"Map of the world created by traveller and writer, al-Idrisi in 1154 for Roger II, King of Sicily (oriented with South at the top." The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, MS. Pococke 375, fols. 3v-4r. Courtesy of the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. www.bodliean.ox.ac.uk.boldey.

Sailing ship relief Borobudur

A relief showing a sailing ship from Borobudur, a temple in Magelang in central Java. Photograph courtesy of Professor Michael Vann, California State University, Sacramento.

Cheshm Manuscript

Husayn Ibn Ishaq, Ten Treatises on the Eye. MS Tibb Taymur 100, National Library, Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Zereshk, Wikipedia Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cheshm_manuscript.jpg.

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