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House of Wisdom: A Cross-Cultural Meeting Place in the Abbasid Golden Age

Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)

Image: An illustration of scholars gathered at an Abbasid library by Yahya ibn Vaseti, from a copy of "Maqamat al-Hariri" kept at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France

In Baghdad more than a thousand years ago, Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars from across the globe shared and translated works of science, medicine, astronomy, poetry and more in the so-called “House of Wisdom”, which flourished during the Golden Age of the Abbasid Caliphate.

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