The Abbasid Caliphate (749-1258) was the third of the Islamic Caliphates of the Islamic Empire, after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphs from all but Al Andalus.
- Ancient Merv AB: "Numerous major events and personalities of historic importance have been associated with Merv. These include Abu Muslim, who initiated the Abbasid revolution..."
- Bukhara Tomb of the Samanids (early 10th century)
- Historic Cairo Ibn Tulun Mosque (870-879), the oldest surviving mosque in Egypt. Its minaret was modelled after the one in Samarra. Link
- Masjed-e Jâme' initiated under the reign of al-Mo'tasem the Abbasid (AB ev)
- Samarra Its capital from 836-892, several surviving buildings including the spiral minaret
- Shibam Great Mosque of Shibam (The presence of red baked bricks, typical of ninth century Abbasid construction, point to reconstruction efforts during the reign of Caliph Harun al-Rashid) - see link Link
- Toledo Mosque of Bab Mardum (999), built under authority of the Abbasid Caliph. A small square mosque typical of the period. Later turned into a church (Cristo de la Luz)
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