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    Posted: 18-Aug-2004 at 15:32
"The Academy of Gundishapur was founded by Sassanids during the reign of Shapur I of Persia. It is located in the present-day province of Khuzestan, in the southwest of Iran, not so far from the Karun river.It was build in a city named Gondishapur, one of the importants Persian cities of the time.Gundishapur University and Academy were important centers of science, philosophy, and medicine in the ancient world."(from Wikipedia)
They say it was the greatest university and academt the world had yet seen. Even better tham Plato's Academy or Aristotle's Lycium. Most of Greek scholar's went there since the banding of the Academy(of plato in athens)by rome. Almost all the sources that Iranian scientists after islam like Avecinna and Khwarizmi used were provided by ancient Persian scientists in Gundishapur university. It was the heart of science and philosophy of its time. There Zoroastrian philosophy ,Greek knowledge, Babylonian astronomy were mixed to create a great university. Zoroastrians have always been described as wise people who love sciences by Arabs that destroyed them.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Aug-2004 at 16:16
Bozorgmehr and Khezamradus were its greatest scientists.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Aug-2004 at 00:50
I would like to see what others think.......
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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Aug-2004 at 17:41
Gundishapur wasn't destroyed when the Muslim Arabs captured it, the Nestorian priests living there continued to serve them later. Most of the translations of classical works into Arabic were done there.
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Sep-2004 at 18:15
very interesting. Do you have a source for that Ihsan?  Do you know how it was destroyed?
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  Quote ihsan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Sep-2004 at 16:28

Well, I can't remember much, except bits and pieces of info from my History of Science and Classical Islamic Civilisation courses I took this term. I don't know if it was destroyed or not, but I know that it was still an important center of science (especially translations from Greek to Arabic via Nestorian priests) during Early Islamic and Umawwid periods.

Other than this, I have no info

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That's good enough, thanks.
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  Quote Suren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Oct-2006 at 03:41

Do you know any Iranian scientists before Islam except Bozorgmehr?



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