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Navigation and the Qibla #3 Calculating Distance:

Click below to watch the video: Navigation and the Qibla Video #3. Calculating Distance After establishing the four cardinal directions (video 1) and then the 224 degrees in the Arab Windrose …

Ancient Sailing and Navigation:

Text copyright Canbooks. Picture copyright is held by their perspective owners Introduction In this short paper I would like to outline the basic skills that were necessary for sailing in ancient …

Navigation and the Qibla #4 Further Information:

Click below to watch the video: Additional information: Multiple windroses, water collection, Yemen, using ships, missing information Transcript Hello I am Dan Gibson, and welcome to the fourth …

Ancient China on Rome:

The ruler of Da Qin is not permanent. When disasters result from unusual phenomena, they unceremoniously replace him, installing a virtuous man as king, and release the old king, who does not dare …

Gibson Answers Dr. King #4:

Video 4 of 6 videos addressing Dr. King’s paper: The Petra Fallacy. King. In this video he begins to explain astronomical alignment, and scoffs at the ability of carrier pigeons. King then …

Parallel Maritime Histories:

(Greece, Egypt, India, South Yemen, China, Rome) A number of things made the Nabataeans distinctive from other tribes in Arabia. One of them was their ability as seamen. Where did they learn their …

Gibson Answers Dr. King #5:

Video 5 of 6 videos addressing Dr. King’s paper: The Petra Fallacy. Dr. King chooses six mosques that he believes illustrate his theory of archaeoastronomy. Gibson then examines what history …

How accurate is this? - Ancient Chinese Historian Describes The Roman Empire :

How accurate is this ancient Chinese historian’s account of the Roman Empire?

East of Petra Trade Route:

In his translation of the Xiyu juan, or “Chapter on the Western Regions” from the Hou Han shu, John Hill proposes in his notes (nos. 12.21 and 12.24) that a trade route used to exist …

Nabataeans in China:

Chinese Texts Through out Chinese history, Chinese explorers, ambassadors, and merchants made occasional trips to the western world. Many of their reports were written down. The Chinese text, however, …

Spice Route Time Chart:

The Spice Route Time Chart Includes China, India, Arabia, Europe Best viewed on a wider screen. Date Europe Arabia India, Ceylon, Central Asia China and the Far East 3000 BC - 0 BC …

An Overview of Chinese History:

15th Century BC to 15th Century AD A brief historical overview to help students of Nabataean history understand what was taking place in other parts of the world, and how these changes affected …

Trade on the China Sea:

Trade in the Far East In 1027 BC the Chou came to power in northern China. Their dynasty lasted more than 800 years until 221 BC. During this time, Chinese rule was extended and there was increased …

If we don’t Cry out the Mosques will - Qibla Controversy Ep.8:

Book Review: 1421 The Year China Discovered the World:

Book Review: 1421, The Year China Discovered the World, by Gavin Menzies, Bantam Press, 2002 Review By Dan Gibson This book puts forward the claim that Chinese admirals traveled around the world …

Qibla Story # 3 - The China Factor:

Part 3/7 Do Chinese Muslim traditions and stories reveal the true history of the Qibla? Did Said Ibn Abi Waqqas really emigrate China with the Muhajadin of the true Mecca? Discover what it is all …

Navigation and the Qibla #3 Calculating Distance:

Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and in this video series we are examining the question: How did the early Muslims calculate the Qibla direction of their mosques? In the first video we introduced the topic, …

Navigation and the Qibla #4 Further Information:

Hello I am Dan Gibson, and welcome to the fourth video examining the question: How did the early Muslims calculate the Qibla direction? So far we have examined three topics: How the Early Arabs …

Huajuexiang Mosque:

Mosque Name: Huajuexiang Mosque Country: China City: Xian Year of construction (AH): 124 AH Year of construction (AD): 742 AD GPS: http://archnet.org/sites/3973 ArchNet: …

Fenghuang Mosque:

Mosque Name: Fenghuang Mosque Country: China City: Hangzhou Year of construction (AH): unknown Year of construction (AD): unknown GPS: 30°14’43.67"N 120°10’14.50"E ArchNet: …

Guangzhou Mosque:

Mosque Name: Great Mosque of Guangzhou Country: China City: Guangzhou Year of construction (AH): 6 AH Year of construction (AD): 627 GPS: 23° 7’33.65"N 113°15’13.21"E ArchNet: …