"1001 Inventions" Exhibition opens in İstanbul
The event in İstanbul features a range of exhibits regarding the contributions of Islam civilisation in world of science.
Posted 8/19/2010 8:12:29 AM UTC
Updated 8/20/2010 8:03:51 AM UTC
The exhibition named "1001 inventions" displaying scientific and technological developments in Islam civilization has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in İstanbul.
Inventions achieved between 7th and 17th centuries are included in the exhibition at Sultan Ahmet Square, İstanbul.
"1001 Inventions" exhibition has been opened in İstanbul upon a request by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan following its premiere in London.
Held in the framework of Alliance of Civilisations Initiative, the exhibition features works brought by the Islamic civilisation in the world of science.
Making a short speech at the inauguration ceremony, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said they expect more people to visit the exhibiton in İstanbul than in London, where the exhibition attracted 500 thousand people.
"It is our duty to remember and make people remember the great scientists and scholars of Islam civilisation. Museums that would display contributions of Islam civilisation to science should be established. I believe such efforts will increase self-confidence of the youth in the Islamic world. I also think it will show that being interested in science and technology does not mean being interested in positivism, on the contrary it is a necessity of our perception of civilisation" said Erdoğan.
The exhibition will be open to visitors until 5 October, and will later be staged in New York.
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