Most often when people discuss scientific milestones, the Western world is the one that comes to mind, yet, history has a different take on such knowledge, thanks to non-Western cultures which played a great part in shaping the world.
The omnipresence of Muslim culture has been around for many years. Their contribution to the scientific world has clearly shaped the current times as we live today. From toothbrushes to universities, Muslims were the first to introduce many things into our lives.
"There´s a hole in our knowledge, we leap frog from the Renaissance to the Greeks," Said Prof. Salim al-Hassani, who has put together a book entitled "1001 Inventions" which is currently in an exhibition at London´s Science Museum.