The House of wisdom Baghdad. At the House of Wisdom, scholars of many nationalities and religions translated into Arabic, Greek, Persian and Indian works on mathematics, logic, astronomy, philosophy and the exact sciences, and wrote commentaries on those texts as well as original works of their own.
Text Page with Illuminated Heading
This folio from Walters manuscript W.552 is a text page containing an illuminated heading in gold ink for chapter 7 (Surat al-a'raf), reading: al-a'raf miatan wa-khams yt.
The Dork Ages
The Banu Musa and the Book of Ingenious Devices, 850. So during the 800s, under the Abbasid Caliphate, there was a university in Baghdad that was called the House of Wisdom. It was initially founded...
Top 10 Bizarre Deaths of the Middle Ages - Listverse
The Middle Ages, also known as the Medieval Period, spanned between the fifth and fifteenth centuries, ending with the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Given the brutality of the time period, the idea of death was viewed very differently than the modern perception, and average life expectancy was significantly lower than today. War and savage violence was extremely common and as such, untimely deaths were not considered unusual. This list encompasses some of the most…
Christ Comes as a Gardener to Three Marys, c.1615 - Jacob Jordaens - WikiArt.org
‘Christ Comes as a Gardener to Three Marys’ was created in c.1615 by Jacob Jordaens in Baroque style. Find more prominent pieces of religious painting at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
The reign of Caliph al-Mahdi, from 775 to 785, brought about the first signs of the decline of the Abbasid Empire. He overturned every system and way of operating that the previous ruler had established. Instead of focusing on the good of the people, and beneficial factors that could help the Empire, he supplied his fellow rulers with luxuries and unnecessary belongings. Caliph al-Mahdi never set a precedent for inheritance of a throne, and so there was much controversy between his sons.
"Great Mosque of Kairouan Hegira 221 / AD 836 Umayyad, Abbasid Kairouan, Tunisia Known also as the Mosque of 'Uqba Ibn Nafi' who was the founder of the Abbasid city of Kairouan, and the Great Mosque."
Mustansiriya prestigious school founded in the time of the Abbasids in Baghdad in 1233 at the hands of Caliph al-Mustansir Billah, and was a center scientifically and culturally important. Located in the Rusafa of Baghdad.