When Black Men Ruled the World: 8 Things the Moors Brought to Europe


Da Vinci's Design for a Flying MachineHuman Flight

The Moors’ scientific curiosity extended to flight when polymath Ibn Firnas made the first scientific attempt to fly in a controlled mannerin 875 A.D. His attempt evidently worked, although the landing was less successful.

Source: Culturespain.com

African FoodAdvanced Agricultural Techniques

Under the Moors, Spain was introduced to new food crops such as rice, hard wheat, cotton, oranges, lemons and sugar. More important, along with these foodstuffs came an intimate knowledge of irrigation and cultivation of crops. The Moors also taught the Europeans how to store grain for up to 100 years and built underground grain silos.

Source: Houseofnubian.com

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