Paul Lunde

The late Paul Lunde authored more than 60 articles for AramcoWorld. He was a senior research associate with the Civilizations in Contact Project at Cambridge University and also co-author, with Caroline Stone, of Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North (Penguin, 2012).

Articles by Paul Lunde

2020 Calendar: Exploring Islamic Maps

2020 Calendar: Exploring Islamic Maps

2020 Calendar: Exploring Islamic Maps
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2019 Gregorian-Hijri Calendar – Camel

2019 Gregorian-Hijri Calendar – Camel

Herded, saddled, loaded by traders; cared for, sung about and even sung to—one-humped dromedaries prove extraordinary in deserts where the sun is hot; two-humped Bactrians rank no less in others where it is not. Let the rhythmic gaits of our calendar camels carry you along for the year.

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2016 Calendar: Mosaics

2016 Calendar: Mosaics

Exuberant, eclectic and recently conserved, more than two dozen mosaic patterns dating from the early eighth century lie largely intact in the ruined Umayyad palace of Khirbat al-Mafjar near Jericho, unsurpassed masterpieces of their era.
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