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Nobakht Ahvazi (also spelled Naubakht in many a literature) and his sons were Astronomers from %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Aerial%20photo%20of%20the%20city%20of%20Ahvaz%2C%20Bustan%20park%2C%20and%20Karun%20river.%20%20%20... Ahvaz in %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%5CPersian%20art%20is%20conscious%20of%20a%20great%20past%2C%20and%20monumental%20in%20many%20respects.%5C%20%20... Persia.


They are particularly famous for helping design the city of %20%20%20%20%20%20%20A%20street%20map%20of%20Baghdad%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Average%20temperature%20(red)%20and%20precipitations%20(blue)%20in%20Baghdad%20%20%20Baghdad%20(%26%231576%3B%26%231594%3B%26%231583%3B%26%231575%3B%26%231583%3B)%20is%20the%20%20%20capital%20of%20%20%20Iraq%20and%20the%20%20%20Baghdad%20Province.%20... Baghdad. (See sources below)


They were originally %20%20Zoroastrianism%20was%20adapted%20from%20an%20earlier%2C%20polytheistic%20faith%20by%20Zarathushtra%20(Zoroaster)%20in%20Persia%20very%20roughly%20around%201000%20BC%20(although%2C%20in%20the%20absence%20of%20written%20records%2C%20some%20scholars%5C%20estimates%20are%20as%20late%20as%20600%20BC).%20... zoroastrians and were among the best Pahlavi translators of the %20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Abbasid%20provinces%20during%20the%20caliphate%20of%20%20%20Harun%20al-Rashid%20%20%20Abbasid%20was%20the%20dynastic%20name%20generally%20given%20to%20the%20%20%20caliphs%20of%20%20%20Baghdad%2C%20the%20second%20of%20the%20two%20great%20%20%20Sunni%20dynasties%20of%20the%20%20%20Muslim%20empire%2C%20that%20overthrew%20the%20%20%20Umayyid%20caliphs.%20... Abbasid court.


See also

  • %20%20%20A%20list%20of%20Iranian%20(Persian)%20scientists%3A%20%20Khwarizmi%20Avicenna%20Omar%20Khayyam%20Farabi%20Shaykh%20Bahai%20Razi%20Samarqandi%20Mahani%20Qazwini%20Karaji%20Farsi%20Al-Kindi%20Biruni%20Kushyar%20ibn%20Labban%20Qadi%20Zada%20Alhazen%20Kashi%20Ulugh%20Beg%20Nayrizi%20Abu%20al-Wafa%20Ibn%20Miskawayh%20Quhi%20Abu%20Sahl%20Kuhi%20Sharaf%20Tusi%20Ahmad%20Banu%20Musa%20Khujandi%20Nasireddin%20Tusi%20Hasan... List of Iranian Scientists

Sources

  • "The Golden Age of Persia", by Richard Nelson Frye, p163.
  • "Khandan-i Naubakhti", by Abbas Iqbal, %20%20%20%20Tehran%20(also%20spelled%20Teheran)%20(%26%231578%3B%26%231607%3B%26%231585%3B%26%231575%3B%26%231606%3B%20in%20Persian)%2C%20population%208%2C000%2C000%20(metropolitan%3A%2010%2C000%2C000)%2C%20is%20the%20capital%20of%20Iran%20and%20one%20of%20the%20major%20world%20cities.%20%20%20%20%20... Tehran, 1933, p2-3 & 13.
  • "Islamic Science and Engineering", by Donald Hill, p10.

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Mashallah: Information from Answers.com (601 words)
As a young man he participated in the founding of Baghdad in 762 by working with a group of astrologers led by Naubakht the Persian to pick an electional horoscope for the founding of the city.
He wrote over twenty works on astrology, which became authoritative in later centuries at first in the Middle East, and then in the West when horoscopic astrology was transmitted back to Europe beginning in the 12th century.
The task of astrologers such as him and Naubakht was to optimize such influences.
Al-fadl ibn Naubakht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (140 words)
Al-fadl ibn Naubakht, (also written Nowbakht), was an 8th century Persian scholar at the court of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid.
He was son of the famous Naubakht, a former Zoroastrian, who had designed Baghdad.
Fadl was appointed by the Caliph as chief librarian of the Khiz─ünat al-Hikmah (The Treasury of Knowledge), which later came to be known as The House of Wisdom.
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