An ancient school located in Persia
or present day Iran
in the province of Ahwaz
(buckets), it specialized in medicine
, the Arab
conqurers gained great knowledge in medicine when Persia was conqured in 738 A.D.
was founded by Shapor the first, the second king of the sasan
ian dynasty in 350 A.D.. It became a major learning center when Justinian
ordered the school of Athens to be closed in 529 A.D.
Further reading and some references, even though the dates are conflicting with each other in each link!