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Ancient weather records help scientist study climate

Ancient weather records kept by Arabic scholars between 816-1009 AD are helping scientists study climate change. Until now researchers have relied on official records detailing weather patterns including air force reports during WW2 and 18th century ship's logs. Now a team of Spanish scientists from the Universidad de Extremadura have turned

8th century Arab text found in Turkey

An Arabic text dating back to the 8th century has been found in Istanbul. The text, consists of 13 lines, was written on an animal's scapula. Ottoman manuscript expert from Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Gunay Paksoy, examined the text and there is no exact statement that it was a letter or

1,100-year-old Arabic inscription found in Jerusalem

An ancient plaque featuring an Arabic inscription is offering insight into Jerusalem's history under Muslim rule. A home renovation in Jerusalem's Old City has yielded a rare Arabic inscription offering insight into the city's history under Muslim rule, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The fragment of a 1,100-year-old plaque is