Maragha

Maragha,

Iran: see MaraghehMaragheh
, city (1991 pop. 117,388), East Azerbaijan prov., NW Iran, on the southern slopes of Mt. Sahand. It is the trade and transportation center of a fertile fruit-growing region; dried fruits are shipped from there. After the Arab conquest in the 7th cent.
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Prisoner Ishaq Maragha almost died of force-feeding but was rescued because of the presence of attorney Lea Tsemel in at the prison hospital.
According to the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television, the Syrian army troops retook Tal Maragha area in the Southern countryside of Aleppo after heavy clashes with the Takfiri militants.
TheArmy's Air Force targeted ISIS' gatherings in Tabara al-Sakhana and the area surrounding Tal Maragha in Aleppo countryside.
A succession of rather footloose dynasties hailing from different parts of the country made of Iran a land of many successive sultanic centers scattered around the country--from Maragha to Soltaniya to Tabriz to Qazvin and Isfahan, to Shiraz and Mashhad and, finally, Tehran.
On 14/7/1980, the three prisoners,Ali Ja'fari, Rassem Halawa and Isaac Maragha,have led a 33-day hunger strikein Nafha Israeli prison, and died following the cruelforce-feeding procedures.
such as the cold-blooded massacre of villagers in Maragha.
Nasir al-Din Tusi allocated wages and pension for those who were working with him in Maragha Observatory.
Four tenders for the rehabilitation/ replacement of potable water networks at subordinated four areas including Al Menshat, Ekhmim, Saqalta & El Maragha.
In astronomy, Khawajah (Master or Teacher) Tusi, as he was known during his lifetime (after his death, Tusi was often referred to as Ustaz Al-Bashariyyah -- teacher of mankind -- as well as Al MuaACAyallim Al Thalith, the third teacher after Aristotle and Al Farabi), built an observatory at Maragha in northwestern Iran, where renowned scientists, including astronomers from China, participated in research and scientific observations to help the Mongol ruler Hulegu in his conquests.
The fact that after, let's say, the twelfth century there was not too much scientific activity in Egypt or North Africa doesn't have to do with dominance of this Islamic orthodoxy, it has to do with other factors--because shortly thereafter you have the Islamic revival of mathematics and astronomy, the Maragha school, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, and others.
A 13th-century observatory at Maragha in Iran was also well-known to most scholars of astronomy in the medieval world, through astronomical texts.
This was more likely achieved with the aid of a pinhole-image device designed and utilised in the Maragha Observatory, which he describes in his own zij.