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Ibn Sina tomb in Hamedan

Tomb of Ibn Sina (Avicenna), an early Islamic philosopher, physician, diplomat and scientist of Iran. A museum and library share the same building.

 

Based in the Quranic philosophy for the use of conscience and intellect, Ibn Sina developed equations of parabolic motion and the concept of inertia several centuries before Newton's first law, and compiled a detailed and illustrated medical encyclopedia, so advanced for his time (10th and 11th centuries A.C.) that it was referenced as key authoritative bibliography for medicine students in the West up to the 19th century (almost an entire millennium!). Greek philosophy is said to have arrived into Western civilization through his philosophical works, and his compilation of natural herbs for medicinal use is being recycled these days by students of Iranian traditional medicine.

 

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Taken on November 5, 2011