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From the 700s to the 1200s, Baghdad was an Intellectual Center unrivaled in the world. It's House of Wisdom studied mathematics, astronomy, medicine, alchemy and chemistry, zoology, and geography.
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1 year ago #9763648        
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image upside down..


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1 year ago #9743583        
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It's really sad. How much did humanity lose when places like House of Wisdom, Library at Alexandria, and other others, were destroyed. Certainly some great literature that will never come back. I'm sure most scientific things were "discovered" again, but it may have delayed us further into some great discoveries.

Dan


2 years ago #9626486        
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https://vimeo.com/102210952

2 years ago #9626115        
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Wisdom

It not only preserved the old greco-roman and persian texts of the classical era, but even improved upon them. If you were a scholar in those days, then the House of Wisdom was the place to be. Even Jews and Christians were allowed to study there.

Sadly the Mongols sacked the city and threw all the books into the river; so many in fact that the river was said to have run black with ink for a week.


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2 years ago #9685726        
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Now that is a Place I would have Loved to go to.

2 years ago #9627345        
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Now the damn city is full of crazies, and nutheads, and ruins, ya know? It aint gonna get any better an' time soon


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Dan


2 years ago #9626503        
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Muslims often get blamed for burning the Library of Alexandria, though it was burned multiple times, by Muslims, Christians and Romans.


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2 months ago #9813179        
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Looks like Sweden is sending Greenland's booze spirit to the Baghdad House of Wisdom for some much needed rehab.

11 months ago #9777305        
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What the hell happened?


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2 years ago #9659727        
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Never knew that.

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