Arab Navigation
MBI AL Jaber Foundation Lecture

Saturday 27 July 2013,

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This lecture will describe the techniques developed by Arab navigators for finding their way across great open stretches of the Indian Ocean.

Arab sailors relied on their intimate knowledge of the behaviour of familiar star patterns in the rotating night sky to guide them to their destinations.

The well-recorded details of their specialised navigational methods will be described and many of them will be shown to be closely related to the methods that became standard practice throughout the globe.

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