Ibn al-Qamar

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Nūr ad-Dīn 'Abd al-'Azīz Ibn al-Qamar (Arabic: نور الدين عبد العزيز بن القمر) better known just as Ibn al-Qamar (1326 – 9 December 1398), was a Tunisian Berber Muslim prince and wealthy trader who profited immensely from the North African and Mediterranean trade routes.[1] He was also a master falconer and known for designing elaborate labyrinths such as those discovered beneath the ruins of Qala’at ash-Shems, south of present-day Teucheira.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunn, Ross E. (1986) The adventures of Ibn Battuta: a Muslim traveller of the fourteenth century. p. 276. ISBN 0-7099-0811-3.
  2. ^ Hadda, Lamia (2008). Nella Tunisia medievale: architettura e decorazione islamica (IX-XVI secolo). p. 158. ISBN 978-88-207-4192-1