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11 Dec 2017
Ismail became shah and started the Safavid empire. (1501)
Afghans conquered the capital city of Isfahan, officially ending the empire. (1772)
Shah Abbas became leader and started a Safavid culture, which was the start of the golden age. (1587)
Shah Abbas moves the capital from Qazvin to Isfahan, and builds a new city. (1598)
The Shah Mosque was finally completed after 18 years of building. (1630)
The construction of the Chehel Sotoun pavilion was completed. (1648)
Social Structure: Shah Bureaucracy + Landed Classes (Upper Class) Common People (Lower Class)
The Safavid empire had a great economy because they were located right on the silk road.
The Safavids exported high quality Persian rugs and silk weavings.
The poor soil quality made it hard to farm enough food to support the growing population of Isfahan.
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