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Islamic Contributions to Civilisations

Islamic Contributions to Civilisations

The Dark Ages…weren’t so dark - discover Islam’s rich contributions to history.

The Islamic Contributions to Civilisation Gallery displays the Islamic Golden Age contributions in the areas of medicine, engineering, chemistry, philosophy, literature astronomy, and more.

Arabic Numerals, the concept of zero, algebra, alkaline soap, the camshaft and the pinhole camera are just some of many scientific discoveries reaching Europe from the Muslim world. The journey starts around 1000 CE with the ‘House of Wisdom’ and great libraries in Baghdad, established for the of translation and development of ancient wisdom collected from the troves of Greece, Rome and India. The epoch ends with the great universities of Cordoba in Andalusia, where scholars from all over Europe came to study Mathematics and other sciences in the Arabic language.