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The largest type of Arab sailboat, most commonly used as trading vessels in the Persian Gulf.
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Ancient Greeks became the ‘carters of the sea’ thanks to their advanced sailing ships.
The seminomadic lifestyle of the Bedouin adapted to the climatic and environmental conditions of the desert.
The dromedary is an indispensable animal for inhabitants of the deserts.
A medieval glider constructed by Abbas Ibn Firnas.
The round tower of the largest fort in the Arabian Peninsula had an ingenious defence system.
Pearls, often used as gemstones, are the by-products of certain molluscs' protective mechanisms.
Polynesians travelled huge distances with their specially designed boats.
An interesting logical exercise: you have many weights that look the same, you have to find the only one that is different.
A bireme is a type of ancient warship, with a characteristic pointed bow and two decks of oars, used by many armies.
English sailing ships were among the best ships in the 17th-19th centuries.
The warship having several rows of oars was the typical warship of the Hellenistic era.
Schooners, first built in the Netherlands in the 17th century, were mainly used as merchant ships.
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
These excellent shipbuilders and sailors travelled great distances on the seas and rivers.
Caliphs, considered successors of the Prophet Muhammad, were the most important religious leaders of Islam.
The most important weapons of medieval Arab warriors were the bow and the sword.
Burj Al Arab, the world's only seven-star luxury hotel is located in the United Arab Emirates.
The medieval Arab inventor, Hassan Al Rammah designed the world's first operating torpedo.
The ingenius water pump designed by Al-Jazari is a great example of the creativity of Medieval Arab engineers.