Thursday, November 24, 2011

City of Shapur

Shapur 1
Gondishapur (or Jundishapur) was the city founded by Shapur 1 in the 3rd century AD. It is where Father Mani met his martyrdom. 

The site of this misdeed, where his body was hung, was known forever after as Mani's Gate.

Jundishapur was to be later the site of the most remarkable learning center in Persia: The Academy of Jundishapur.

The Academy of Jundishapur was formally set on its way when the Roman emperor Justinian closed the Academy in Athens in 529 AD, and the displaced Greek scholars moved to Jundishapur in southern Persia.

The Founder of Jundishapur
A Bishop of Edessa in 545, enforced the decrees of the Council of Chalcedon against the Nestorians in his diocese, and some of them also migrated to Persia.

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