Giovanni de Agostini Jr., a descendent of famous Italian cartographers, addressed Indonesian university students at an exhibit on the “History of Islam” at the National Museum in Jakarta. The display includes more than 20 maps in chronological order that follow Islam’s route as a religion and political power from the time of the Prophet Muhammad. The maps are mostly in Arabic with English translations of the legends. De Agostini said the exhibit comes after 14 years of him traveling to various countries and working with many professors. The exhibit, which opened in Indonesia, will also be held in other countries including Saudi Arabia.
TheJakartaPost.com, Dina Indrasafitri, 6/20/2012