Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Curious Workmanship






















Persian Astrolabes from around 1000-1600 AD. Note the arrows pointing to words or letters around the edges. There's also a blurred picture of a spherical astrolabe. As always, click the images to enlarge.

2 comments:

mike said...

Better pic of Liahona:
http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/astrolabe/exhibition/spherical.htm

Also see "armillary sphere"
http://tinyurl.com/5t8s4c

Helena said...

Amazing. Very cool stuff.