Did you know….?
A quick fire introduction to the Arabic world.
- Arabs practice several religions including Islam, Christianity and Judaism
- The watch and the pendulum were invented by Arabs
- Yemen is an ancient civilization developed more than 3000 years ago in the sabains era and was one of the first in the Arab world
- The mathematical term algebra comes from the Arabic ‘al-djebr’ or ‘jabara’ meaning reunion, connection, completion and ‘to set bones’
- The highest point in Jordan is “Jabal Ram” (meaning mount Ram) 1,734m, and the lowest point is the Dead Sea, 408m.
- Arabic dance is the largest dance industry in Brazil
- Ancient Mesopotamia is modern day Iraq. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are located near Baghdad
- More tools were used to build Lake Nasser (Aswan Dam) than were used to build the Pyramids