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Interactive data visualisation from Information is Beautiful.

What Islamic Golden Age Thinkers Discovered Long before the West.

Sure you’ve heard of Copernicus, Fibonacci and Fermat. But what about Ibn al-haytham, al-Bīrūni, al-razi – the often uncredited Islamic Golden Age scholars who inspired and informed their discoveries?

Our interactive infographic charts the discoveries, inventions and scientific breakthroughs of the Islamic Golden Age and beyond versus their comparative date of ‘discovery’ by the West.

It’s an adaptation of a 3 metre high interactive created for an 2018 Information is Beautiful exhibition at the Qatar National Library.