Founding of the Muslim Navy

Abd Allah ibn Sa'd ibn Abi Sarh, the governor of southern Egypt, founded the Muslim navy. Continue reading

Callimachus of Cyrene

Callimachus (/kæˈlɪməkəs/; Greek: Καλλίμαχος, Kallimakhos; 310/305–240 BC) was a native of the Greek colony of Cyrene, Libya. He was a poet, critic and scholar at the Library of Alexandria and enjoyed the patronage of the Egyptian–Greek Pharaohs Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Ptolemy III Euergetes. Continue reading

The Pinakes (Tiles) Library Catalogue Compiled

Callimachus of Cyrene a Greek poet compiled the library catalogue, the Pinakes (TIles) of the great library of Alexandria, Egypts content inventory and known as the first bibliographer. Continue reading

Classification System Constructed for Alexandrian Library

A knowledge classification system was constructed at the royal library in Alexandria, Egypt by the Greek poet, Callimachus of Cyrene in third century BCE. Continue reading

First Firefighting equipment was a large syringes

Firefighting in one form or another has been round for over 2000 years… A rich history for those who wish to learn more about firefighting.
Firefighting in Alexandria, Egypt, circa 100 BCE, was in the form of large, water-filled syringes.

Date:
      100 BCE
Location:
      Alexandria, Egypt


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Alchemists Distillation Apparatus

The Alchemists Distillation Apparatus was basically a double boiler, invented by Maria the Jewess (AKA: Miriam the Prophetess) who was an Alchemist. Continue reading