The African Moors were a group of North African inhabitants who conquered and ruled Spain for nearly 781 years, from 711 to 1492. They entered the Iberian Peninsula, Spain after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, passing through Morocco. The African Moors were known for their exceptional architecture and engineering skills, and they built numerous impressive structures such as universities and mosques in Spain, which still stand to this day.
They made significant contributions to various fields, including Mathematics, Medicine, Chemistry, Philosophy, Astronomy, Botany, Masonry, and History. The African Moors were the first to introduce the use of Arabic numerals to Europe, which are still used today. They also made significant advancements in medicine, developing treatments for various illnesses and diseases, and creating medical textbooks that were widely used.