History project

History project

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  • Welcome to the house of wisdom, scholar
  • I am a European scholar named Pandaaaaa
  • What on earth are these nerds doing?
  • אני פנדה Είμαι panda Ego sum Pandam 🐼🐼🐼
  • أنا الباندا
  • Modern-day expert: Google Translate
  • The house of wisdom in Baghdad, Iraq (in Islamic empire), was founded in 786 A.D. as a center of learning and transmitting of wisdom
  • I know nothing in these areas, but I know panda has white tail, even though I cannot see my own 
  • House of wisdom assembles scholars around the Mediterranean Sea, mostly Muslims from Islamic empire, to read and translate ancient books from different areas, and share wisdom with other scholars. It also works as an academy. 
  • Scholars in the house of wisdom speak different languages including Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Experts constantly worked to translate the old writings into Arabic (the language of Islamic empire) to allow the scholars to understand, debate and build on them.
  • Donation
  • Panda Sale
  • House of wisdom spreads knowledge in areas of Arts, Science, and Philosophy. Scholars are available to learn all kinds of knowledge in the house of wisdom. Scholars who are knowledgeable become in high social class in Islamic empire. 
  • Aristotle
  • The founder of the house of wisdom encouraged translators and scholars to add to the library in the House of Wisdom by paying them the weight of each completed book in gold
  • This book is worth one-year supply of my bamboo 
  • The trade of Baghdad helps attract more merchants and scholars to Baghdad, which potentially improved the academics of the house of wisdom. In addition, charitable donations were encouraged in Islamic law. This inspired people to share ideas and wealth to house of wisdom to keep it expanding
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