From the 8th-13th century, Muslim astrologers synthesized and expanded on Hellenic, Babylonian, Persian, and Indian astrology giving us many of our modern conceptions of the zodiac or dairat al buruj
A thread on Gemini in astrology from the Islamic world
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https://mobile.twitter.com/Tweetistorian/status/1265436893422014465Five years and three months ago today, ISIS entered the museum in Mosul and began to destroy ancient statues with pickaxes and sledgehammers. They claimed they were destroying "false idols" in the name of Islam. In fact, there is no precedent in Islamic history for their actions.
A few months later in July of 2015, they would begin a campaign of destruction at Syria's most famed ancient site - Palmyra. Before it was over, ancient tomb towers, temples, and the famous Triumphal arch (seen here in 2009) would lie in ruin.