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House of Wisdom
House of Wisdom
On 30 July 762 the caliph Al Mansur founded the city of Baghdad. Within a generation of its founding, Baghdad became a hub of learning and commerce. The House of Wisdom was an establishment dedicated to the translation of Greek, Middle Persian and Syrian works. Scholars headed to Baghdad from all over the Abbasid Empire, facilitating the introduction of Greek and Indian science into the Arabic and Islamic world at that time.