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Astrolabe (2000yr old MiddleAge pagan tech computer mystery/beauty for sky map/astronomy/time/day calc with earth as ctr of univ, typically 6" brass) (16C cuivre at Musée Islamique du Caire) (2007 by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra or dalbera@flickr 3306523739)

Astrolabe (2000yr old MiddleAge pagan tech computer mystery/beauty for sky map/astronomy/time/day calc with earth as ctr of univ, typically 6" brass) (16C cuivre at Musée Islamique du Caire) (2007 by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra or dalbera@flickr 3306523739)

Le circuit de la route de la soie, partez à la rencontre des artisans de la soie et revivez ce parcours unique à travers l'Asie et la Chine jusque occident.

Le circuit de la route de la soie, partez à la rencontre des artisans de la soie et revivez ce parcours unique à travers l'Asie et la Chine jusque occident.

Астролябия – чудесный компьютер древности  The astrolabe is a very ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the sun and stars.

Астролябия – чудесный компьютер древности The astrolabe is a very ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the sun and stars.

Spherical Astrolabe - Museum of the History of Science (circa.1480-1481) This Astrolabe is made of brass with the inscriptions, hour lines, meridians and circles of altitude in silver; the rotating star map is made of brass, laminated with silver on the ecliptic and equatorial circles.

Spherical Astrolabe - Museum of the History of Science (circa.1480-1481) This Astrolabe is made of brass with the inscriptions, hour lines, meridians and circles of altitude in silver; the rotating star map is made of brass, laminated with silver on the ecliptic and equatorial circles.

Astrolabe {star- taker} Elaborate inclinomer, by Muhammad Mahdi al-Yazdi, Persian, c. 1660.

Astrolabe {star- taker} Elaborate inclinomer, by Muhammad Mahdi al-Yazdi, Persian, c. 1660.

A DECORATIVE BRASS ASTROLABE, QAJAR, PERSIA, 19TH/20TH CENTURY

A DECORATIVE BRASS ASTROLABE, QAJAR, PERSIA, 19TH/20TH CENTURY

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