26 July 2011

Noah's ark illustrated in 12th century Persian book

Noah’s Ark, from Hafiz-i Abru’s ‘Majma al-tawarikh’, ca. 1425

Just another reminder of the historical cross-cultural overlap of the Abrahamic religions.

Found at Miss Folly.


  1. The basic story of 8 people surviving in a boat through a catastrophic flood is found in cultures from all of the continents. Look up the Chinese character for boat.

  2. Actually Chinese character in Islamic Persian miniature art are aesthetic common since sack of Mongol in Baghdad


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