How Houses looked in Baghdad 900AD | History of Early Civilisations | BBC Teach

by Media Desk Published on: 26th June 2017

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An ancient Islamic nomad is giving up his camel-hair tent and has designed his own ‘forever’ family home to settle in Baghdad.

An ancient Islamic nomad is giving up his camel-hair tent and has designed his own ‘forever’ family home to settle in Baghdad. He explains his reasons for a lifestyle change and why its facilities make Baghdad his city of choice. He talks viewers through his design, his tools and the building’s sometimes ground-breaking features, such as its air cooling system. Its size and exclusive family use place it in the mid-range of Islamic accommodation. This clip is from the BBC series History of Early Civilisations – Islam. Through parodies of reality TV shows, this series introduces different aspects of life in the Islamic Golden Age, circa AD 900. Suitable for teaching History at KS2 and KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd/3rd Level in Scotland.

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