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.|
|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|
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