Ibn Rushd at Baghdad university holds a scientific symposium entitled “The historical relations between Mesopotamia and neighboring countries”
The college of Education / Ibn Rushd at the university of Baghdad in cooperation with the department of historical studies at the House of Wisdom has held a scientific symposium entitled “historical relations between Mesopotamia and the neighboring countries.” The symposium has been held to highlight the role and importance of Iraq’s cultural and intellectual influence on other ancient civilizations. Prof. Dr. Abdul kadir Al-Shaikhli was the head of the session, while assistant teacher Mohammed Jabbar Al-Jamal was the rapporteur of the session, with the participation of researchers: Assistant Professor mizhar Mohsen Al-Khafaji, assistant professor mundhir Ali Abdul Malik, assistant professor Dr. Sabah al-Mashhadani, with the presence of the dean prof. Dr. Kadhim Kareem Ridha Al-Jabri and his scientific and administrative assistants Professor Dr. AbdulKareem Khaitan Al-Yasiri and Dr. Allawi Sader Jazaa and a group of college professors and students. Prof. Dr. Abdul Qadir Al-Shaykhli spoke about the history of writing in Mesopotamia civilization and civilization of the Nile and explained that writing was first appeared in the Mesopotamia civilization. The symposium addressed points of research such as, “Relations of the Iraqi – Egyptian with the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula in ancient history” of the assistant professor Dr. Munthir Ali ” Iraqi Arabized relations since the second millennium BC for assistant professor Dr Mazhar Hassan Khafaji, and the “effects of civilization in Mesopotamia I on ancient country Iran” for assistant Professor Sabbah Al-Mashhadani. The researches involved has adopted the idea that civilization is like illness transmitted by infections and civilizations are of two types of history, namely ( hot history ), such as the Iraqi and Egyptian civilizations and ( cold history ) such as Chinese and Inca civilizations. Lectures have indicated the impact of Iraqi civilization with other civilizations, and their enjoyment of the ability to contain the other, both the invador or the living with him culturally and linguistically, indicating the merits of civilization and its formulations and how it interacts ranging from theory to material and rom the simple to the complex / citing the most prominent theorists of the way of civilization ( Samuel Huntington) who approved with ( Durant ) that the strong civilization of hot history hot is the one that contains the other and does not stand at the geographical boundaries, therefore the impact of the Iraqi ancient civilization reached to central Asia. The lecturers indicated that the idea of the challenge and granting has affected Iraqi civilization at three levels: the level of temporal existential when Iraqi civilization wrote about the story of Man and his creation, the level of knowledge when it produced science, thought and doctrine, and the third level is the practical, when the goddess had been made, as well as the methods of main communication which is the road that transferred the Iraqi civilization impact to Egypt, and the most prominent manifestation of this impact is theology and the temple ( the pyramids ) and the state system .The oldest evidence of the impact of Iraqi civilization in the Egyptian civilization dates back to the era of the Assyrian , when Iraq occupied Egypt 671._655 B.C. At the end of the symposium the recommendations have been read and discussions and interventions have opened to enrich the subject and its historical and academic aspects to achieve cross-fertilization of ideas between researchers of the House of Wisdom and the faculty members pf College of Education, Ibn Rushd.