Folio from Kitab fi ma`arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices), by al-Jazari Syria, 1315 “Commonly referred to as the Automata al-Jazari’s scientific text is among the most fascinating illustrated works from the Arab world. It is devoted to the construction of fifty mechanical devices, ranging from fountains, clocks, and automated palace gates to pitchers, locks, and bolts. One chapter discusses hand-washing devices, such as this large ewe
Villa Schonenberg- Laeken. Belgium ~ Villa Schonenberg is the home of Princess Astrid and her family, located within the grounds of the Palace of Laeken, just steps from Stuyvenberg Castle. It was built in 1998 and is owned by the Royal Trust. Previously, Princess Astrid and her family had lived in a villa right behind the Royal Palace of Brussels, just outside the palace gates.
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