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al-Andalus was a medieval Muslim territory and cultural domain that in its early period occupied most of Hispania (Iberian Peninsula).

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Did Averroes really try to bury light in an attempt to create gold, or was that invented by Victor Hugo?

In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frollo relates a story that supposedly Averroes buried light in order to create gold from it, as, according to him, gold is light, but that it would not be for ...