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https://www.researchgate.net/project/Ancient-Hydrological-Knowledge-and-Old-Hydraulic-Structures Can we share information about ancient hydrological knowledge, old hydraulic techniques, and ancestral water management methods
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The Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) has put into circulation a new banknote of 5 dinars (type 2022) with a dimension of 143 mm x 73 mm, bearing the image of the engineer and left-wing activist and agricultural engineer , Slaheddin Amami (1936-1986); Tunisian agricultural engineer who had initiated the reform of the Tunisian hydrological system. He has made important contributions, in particular to the agricultural problems of arid and semi-arid zones, and more particularly, to the genius of local populations to adapt to them by developing ancestral knowledge on the management of water and soil resources, explaining the foundations of dryland farming in southern Mediterranean countries.
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I am planning to research over the geometrical and structural significance of arches in historical buildings in India. I want to know different methods of analysing the geometry of arches in historical buildings. With the advancement of photography and computer, we can analyse the geometries in historical buildings more precisely and accurately. Kindly share the materials, information about instruments and literature in this regards.
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Dear Asif Ali ..There are some studies, but they are in Arabic, if you can translate them
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Fatimid Cairo was a big Community of Ismaili Shia who settled down in Egyp for over two Centuries, they left a lot of Buildings such as Mosques, Mausoleums, gates and palaces, these buildings were influenced by their own thoughts and inscribed by many symbols related to their own believes.
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هناك الكثير من النصوص التاريخية التي تشير إلى وجود مثل هكذا رموز تعكس فكرهم ومعتقداتهم، فكانت أبرز تلك الرموز، على ما ذكر المقريزي، في كتابه اتعاظ الحنفا، أن العادة جرت في عهد الفاطميين أن يشهروا سب السلف من الصحابة، ويبدو أن تلك العادة وصلت إلى حد تثبيت عبارة السب والشتم ضمن نقوش كتابية توزعت على الجوامع والمساجد، فأورد ضمن حوادث سنة 397ه قوله: ((أمر الحاكم بأمر الله الفاطمي بمحو ما هو مكتوب على المساجد والأبواب وغيرها من سب السلف، فمحي بأسره، وطاف متولي الشرطة حتى أزال سائر ما كان منه))، ويقول في موضع آخر والحديث عن الحاكم بأمر الله ((وكان قد رأى في طريقه وقد راكب لوحاً فيه سب على السلف فأنكره ووقف حتى قلع، وتتبع الألواح التي فيها شيء من ذلك، فقلعت كلها، ومحى ما كان على الحيطان منها حتى لم يبق لها أثر)).
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Besides V&A, I'm interested to know what other four international photo collection that contains K. A. C. Creswell ( 1879 - 1974 )? I need to find his photos of Egypt in Particular.
Photo of the northwest iwan of the funerary complex of the Mamluk Sultan al-Ashraf Qaytbay, Cairo
Photo Credit: V&A's collections
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Thank you Dr. Eman Gomaa for your answer! I found a very interesting photograph in his collection for my work. However, the photograph belongs to Lekegian not Creswell! http://digitalcollections.aucegypt.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15795coll14/id/1112/rec/2
Ramadan Kareem.