House of Wisdom

Aug 16, 2021, 01:55 AM

The Islamic world was once the jewl of civilization. While Europeans were scratching the frozen earth with sharpened sticks, Islamic scholars were translating Aristotle and debating the circumference of the earth. The House of Wisdom at Baghdad was the seat of learning, a library in the tradition of Alexandria. And it was destroyed by the Mongols...

Story by Kevon Valbonesi