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Abbasid Empire Timeline
A timeline that shows the rise and fall of the Abbasid empire. Also the important years and events of the era.
3 Nov 2017
The Abbasid empire came to power. Overthrowing the Umayyad empire, becoming the second great dynasty of the Caliphate.
The empire ends with an invasion by the Mongols.
The empire raised the prestige and power by promoting commerce, industry, arts, and science.
The empire begins to fall apart
Seljuk Turks began invading the Muslim regions and territories.
The Great Mosque built in Cordoba, Spain.
A Seljuk sultan ruled Baghdad. But he kept the Abbasid caliph as a figurehead.
The Seljuk Turks migrated from Central Asia to the Middle East. They adopted Islam and built an empire across the Fertile Crescent.
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