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27 07, 2017

Medieval Islamic science

By |2019-10-07T07:26:55-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam|0 Comments

Medieval Islamic science: Al Tusi's diagram of linear motion from circular motion Indian and African science In the Early Middle Ages, before the formation of the Islamic Empire, Buddhists ran the world's biggest universities. One was in India, at Nalanda. Another was in what is now Pakistan, at Taxila. Medieval Islamic science built on this Indian scientific tradition. [...]

22 07, 2017

Ancient Indian Science and Math

By |2019-09-29T11:31:08-07:00July 22nd, 2017|India|8 Comments

Ancient Indian science: Mohenjo Daro (ca. 2000 BC) From the time of the Harappans to the time of the Islamic conquests, Indian scientists and mathematicians were leaders. Ancient Indian science especially stood out in mathematics and engineering. Invention of zero History of steel Ancient India articles Harappan science and math in India The Harappans in 2500 BC had a sewage system at their [...]

21 07, 2017

Buddhist monks in India and China

By |2018-10-05T06:25:00-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|0 Comments

Takht-i Bahi, a Buddhist monastery in eastern Pakistan (about 50 AD) where Buddhist monks could study Holy men and women While Gautama Buddha was still alive, about 500 BC, he had many followers. Some of these men and women in India wanted to be extra good Buddhists. So they decided to try to live as purely as they [...]

21 07, 2017

Buddhism in India – A religion of ancient India – History of Buddhism

By |2019-09-13T07:00:15-07:00July 21st, 2017|India|10 Comments

Buddhism in India - Buddha Reincarnation and the wheel In the 500s BC, during the later part of the Vedic period in India, the idea of reincarnation became very strong among Hindus. Most people believed that after you died, you would be reborn in another form, and then reborn again, and again, forever. Read up on Hinduism... [...]

20 07, 2017

India after the Mauryans

By |2017-07-20T11:59:25-07:00July 20th, 2017|History, India|0 Comments

Rock-cut temples at Ajanta, India (100s BC) About 150 BC, the Mauryan Empire collapsed. India split up into a lot of small kingdoms. These small kingdoms were weak and so they were often invaded by stronger neighbors. The Greeks under their king Seleucus came back in 150 BC. They conquered the Indus Valley (modern Pakistan) again, but they didn't [...]