World's First University Teaches Grammar and Linguistics

World's First University Teaches Grammar and Linguistics

note taken by Marshall Mayer on January 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM at the University of al-Qarawiyyin, Fes, Fès-Boulemane Morocco

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Marshall Mayer
Marshall Mayer says:
Aug 27, 2022 03:48 PM

Forget about cultist heads exploding over the fact that the numerals we all use are actually Arabic in origin. This institution, in Morocco and until 1963 operated as a madrasa, is the oldest continually operating higher learning institution in the world, according to UNESCO. Our manufactured ignorance blinds us to most of the incredible things that humans have accomplished.

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