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Omar Khayyams Tomb (3 of 3)
30-APR-2010 Ali Majdfar

Omar Khayyam's Tomb (3 of 3)


Omar Khayyám (1048 AD —1131 AD, Neyshabur, Iran), was a Persian polymath, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, physician, and poet. He wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, and music.
Outside Iran and Persian speaking countries, Khayyám has had an impact on literature and societies through the translation of his works and popularization by other scholars. The greatest such impact was in English-speaking countries; the English scholar Thomas Hyde (1636–1703) was the first non-Persian to study him. The most influential of all was Edward FitzGerald (1809–83), who made Khayyám the most famous poet of the East in the West through his celebrated translation and adaptations of Khayyám's rather small number of quatrains (rubaiyaas) in Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
As a mathematician, he is recognized as the author of the most important treatise on algebra before modern times as reflected in his Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, giving a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle.

As an astronomer, Khayyam measured the length of the year as 365.24219858156 days which is outstandingly accurate.
When Khayyam came under attack from the orthodox Muslims who felt that Khayyam's questioning mind did not conform to the faith, he wrote in his poem the Rubaiyat :
Indeed, the Idols I have loved so long,
Have done my Credit in Men's Eye much Wrong
Have drowned my Honour in a shallow cup,
And sold my reputation for a Song.

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Osman Yazirdag18-Dec-2013 02:54
Fantastic shot and very well presented with narrative!
Helen Betts23-Sep-2011 19:25
Fascinating with a very effective perspective. V.
XiaoBernard9917-Jan-2011 15:04
very impressive mosaic.VVV
Rosemarie Kusserow12-Jan-2011 17:57
Fascinating image! BV
Rosemarie :o)
Milan Vogrin09-Jan-2011 16:59
Nice compo.
Bill Gallagher09-Dec-2010 18:27
Nice geometric image, thank you for the short narrative. V
Robyco06-Dec-2010 22:36
Great shot !! (V)
janescottcumming05-Dec-2010 23:48
Very interesting test and an awesome image! ~V~
John Armstrong05-Dec-2010 10:06
Beautiful work, voted
eye2see04-Dec-2010 16:53
Magnificent details! Here is something in his memory! ~V

Heaven is incomplete without a heavenly romance
Let a glass of wine be my present circumstance
Take what is here now, let go of a promised chance
A drumbeat is best heard from a distance.
Omar Khayyam
Buz Kiefer04-Dec-2010 14:21
Wonderful image and a nice background presentation on Khayyam. Vote
Lennart Waara04-Dec-2010 14:02
Great image thats gives an almost abstract impression!
CM Kwan04-Dec-2010 12:16
Excellent PoV! V
Hans Koot04-Dec-2010 10:59
great photo for a great man, (looks beautiful tomb too) thanks for sharing!
longbachnguyen04-Dec-2010 07:22
Fantastic image
Paco López04-Dec-2010 05:23
Excellent and beautiful!! V!
barley2304-Dec-2010 03:08
wonderful photo!! V
lou_rozensteins04-Dec-2010 03:06
Excellent and fascinating details. Well done.
eye2see04-Dec-2010 02:33
Ali, Thanks for sharing this magnificent work! I look forward to see more! Bravo ~V
Hank Vander Velde04-Dec-2010 01:31
Terrific and beautiful image and architecture Ali. Thank you for the interesting description too.
j>a>e>17 :):):)04-Dec-2010 00:16
purest artistry o'heart :):):):)
Elvira Vila03-Dec-2010 23:15
Stunning image of stunning details of architecture
Stephanie03-Dec-2010 21:34
What a gorgeous masterpiece of workmanship! BV
Sofia Solomennikova03-Dec-2010 20:43
superb biography of that unique person and excellent capture, V
Nestor03-Dec-2010 20:13
Tack sharp with great design.
Seen perfectly for its image value.
War Wagon03-Dec-2010 20:09
A great design and subject. V
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad03-Dec-2010 19:28
Wonderful geometry.
Michal Leszczynski03-Dec-2010 19:18
Excellent. V.
Steve Morris03-Dec-2010 18:35
A very clever man, beyond his time!! Great photo Ali!BV
marie-jose wolff03-Dec-2010 18:29
a masterpiece, wonderful image! V
Margot W03-Dec-2010 17:56
He was a genius no doubt. What a beautiful ceiling looking like a perfect mathematical flower.
Santi Bravo Figueras03-Dec-2010 17:48
Colin Storey03-Dec-2010 17:05
Fantastic image, great history lesson and a wonderful poem, thank you very much for this treat. v
Betty Vlasiu03-Dec-2010 17:05
Wonderful sharp image ,wonderful detail.
Christy VB03-Dec-2010 16:44
Beautiful photo. And thank you for the background, too. Makes it really special. V.
Setiani Leon03-Dec-2010 15:44
cambraniz03-Dec-2010 15:29
Superb ! V
Blandine Mangin03-Dec-2010 15:12
superb ! v
heather03-Dec-2010 15:11
Interesting image and history Ali... wonderful detail. V
Buba Jafarli03-Dec-2010 14:40
A masterpiece monument to a great sinner! Nicely captured, Ali, my compliments! V.
carabias03-Dec-2010 14:37
Espléndida!!! BV
Ted Aanensen03-Dec-2010 14:23
a thousand year old quote as relevant today as it was then, a wonderful capture and post, thank you V
Jim Coffman03-Dec-2010 13:58
Wonderful image! V
silvia marmori03-Dec-2010 13:42
a tomb of a genius, in more than one sense.. wonderful captured
Gérard Koehl03-Dec-2010 12:42
Splendide... V
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