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Cairo’s House of Knowledge

Shortly after the founding of Cairo, Egypt, in 969 CE, its ruler started a research center whose legacies—particularly in optics and astronomy—helped shape the world we know today.

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Cairo’s House of Knowledge

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The Magnificent Migration

Beginning around 3,000 years ago, humans began domesticating camels in Asia and the Middle East.  Adapted for the harshest of climates and traveling long distances,  the camel's journey began  40 million years ago—all the way from North America.

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The Magnificent Migration

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Camels and Culture—A Celebration

Celebrating their national animal, some 40,000 camels are brought by truck, by trek, singly and in herds, to compete in contests of beauty, speed and obedience outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Camel-culture exhibits round out the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival.
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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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2019 Gregorian-Hijri Calendar – Camel

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