1001 Inventions – as covered by the BBC – traces the forgotten story of a thousand years of science from the Muslim world, from the 7th century onwards. The website has now gone live.
Featuring many interactive exhibits, displays and dramatisations, the exhibition explores the shared scientific heritage of diverse cultures and looks at how many modern inventions can trace their roots back to Muslim civilisation.
Exhibits will include numerous electronic interactives, a reproduction of a 9th century flying device and a six-metre high replica of the “Elephant Clock”. The exhibition features more than sixty exhibits and a large screen displaying a mini-movie starring Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley as Al-Jazari, inventor of the fabled Elephant Clock.