Gundishapur, world’s oldest university

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:13:08 GMT
By Tamara Ebrahimpour, Press TV, Tehran

The ancient Iranian city of Gundishapur, located in the country’s southern province of Khuzestan, was founded in 271 BCE by the Sassanid king, Shapour I.

The ninth king of the Sassanid Empire, Shapour II, chose the city as his capital and built the world’s oldest known medical center, which also included a university and a library with an estimated 400,000 books.

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Courtesy : K.F.Keravala

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