From the 7th century and for a few centuries after, men and women of different faiths and cultures worked together in Muslim civilisation, which spread from southern Spain as far as eastern China. It had an integrated network of land and sea transportation, a developed economy with vibrant trading, in addition to flourishing scientific and cultural scene.

By building and improving upon the knowledge of ancient civilisations such as Greek, Egyptian, Persian, Indian, African and Chinese, these scientists and inventors made breakthroughs that led to an incredible expansion of knowledge - for they collected, translated, corrected and added to this knowledge in the Arabic language enabling it to become the lingua franca of the time. Arabic served as the an impressive movement of collecting and commissioning translations of ancient knowledge from Greece, Rome, China, Persia, India and Africa into Arabic. As such during this period the Arabic language was the lingua franca that served as the language of science, poetry, literature, governance and art. With this wealth of knowledge and discovery came prosperity, and so this period is often called the golden age of Arabic science.

Featuring over 60 interactive exhibits, short films, guided appreciation of theatre and workshops, the exhibition introduces a rich history of scientific development starting from the 7th century in the region we know today as the Middle East. The exhibition aims to showcase a scientific and cultural legacy that still impacts our lives today and to promote diversity in science and intercultural appreciation.

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