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Foundations: Islamic Empires and Civilizations: Websites

Interesting Website

The Travels of Ibn Battuta: a Virtual Tour ("You will be following in the footsteps of this famous 14th century Muslim traveler, exploring the places he visited and the people he encountered. To help you learn more about his adventures there will be images of the people and places he saw, information on the food he might have tasted, and "side trips" into the past and future."; this site began with the work of teacher Nick Bartel and has been expanded by UC Berkeley Office of Resources for International and Area Studies.)


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