Tag: astrolabes

Morocco 2017 – The Blue City of Chefchaouen…

he Blue City of Chefchaouen was established in 1471. It served as a refuge for Moriscos and Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition and was also a stronghold against the Portuguese.

Crossroads Tour – The Horn, astrolabes, and a holy place…

I hurry on to the Islamic Science Museum, eager to see how it compares to the Galileo Museum in Florence. There are world globes in the entryway, but unlike the ones in Florence, these are not enclosed in glass. The first room is filled with astrolabes!