Islamic empires
Scholars debate what exactly constitutes an Empire. Generally, they may define an empire as a state that extends dominion over areas and populations distinct culturally and ethnically from the culture...
8 Things You May Not Know About The Gallipoli Campaign
On April 25, 1915, British-led troops poured onto the Ottoman Empire’s Gallipoli Peninsula in what was then the largest amphibious assault ever attempted. The plan, thought up once World War I’s Weste...
The Underground World of the Hagia Sophia
For over a thousand years until its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, the city of Constantinople was one of the greatest urban centres in the Christian world. At the heart of this city was the Hagia
Vlad the Impaler the Inspiration Behind Count Dracula
Although vampires are often associated with Christianity (vampires are said to be repelled by holy objects such as crucifixes and holy water), the belief in these creatures, or beings with vampiric qu
'Priceless' trove of 2,000 gold coins is found off the coast of Israel 
The largest treasure trove ever discovered off Israel's Mediterranean coast has been uncovered by scuba divers who won't get a penny.
Death of Tamerlane
In January the Scourge of God caught a cold. One of history’s most brutal butchers, now perhaps in his seventies, had set out with an army 200,000 strong from Samarqand, his capital, to try conclusion...
Mughal Empire
The Mughal Empire was one of the greatest empires and Royal Courts in history. They were great supports of the Arts, including great building, jewlery, poetr...
Al-Andalus
I made this short video to remember the great islamic civilisation in Al Andalus and in memoriam 400 years of expulsion of the Muslims of Andalusia (Los Mori...
Caliphate
A caliphate (Arabic: خِلافة‎ khilāfa) is a form of Islamic government led by a caliph (Arabic: خَليفة‎ khalīfah  pronunciation )—a person considered a political and relig...
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Rashidun Caliphate
The Rashidun Caliphate (Arabic: الخلافة الراشدة‎ al-Khilāfah ar-Rāshidah, c. 632–661) is the collective term comprising the first four caliphs—the "Rightly Guided" or Rashidun caliphs (Arabi...
Umayyad Caliphate
The Umayyad Caliphate (Arabic: الخلافة الأموية‎, trans. Al-Ḫilāfat al-ʾumawiyya) was the second of the four major Islamic caliphates established after the death of Muhammad. This ca...
Umayyad Caliphate - Wikipedia
Abbasid Caliphate
The Abbasid Caliphate (Arabic: الخلافة العباسية‎ al-Khilāfah al-‘Abbāsīyah), was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The Abbasid dynasty descended fr...
Fatimid Caliphate
The Fatimid Caliphate (Arabic: الفاطميون‎, al-Fāṭimīyūn) was a Shia Islamic caliphate, which spanned a large area of North Africa, from the Red Sea in the east to the Atlantic Ocean...
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Ayyubid dynasty
The Ayyubid dynasty (Kurdish: دووگەلی ئەییووبی Dûgela Eyûbîyan; Arabic: الأيوبيون‎ al-Ayyūbīyūn; Turkish: Eyyûbîler) was a Muslim dynasty of Kurdish origin, founded by Salad...
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Mamluk Sultanate
Mamluk Dynasty or Mamluk Sultanate may refer to:
Mamluk Sultanate - Wikipedia
Iranian Intermezzo
The term Iranian Intermezzo represents a period in history which saw the rise of various native Iranian Muslim dynasties in the Iranian plateau. This term is noteworthy since it was an interlude betw...
Iranian Intermezzo - Wikipedia
Samanids
The Samanid dynasty (Persian: سامانیان‎, Sāmāniyān), also known as the Samanid Empire, or simply Samanids (819–999), was a Sunni Persian Empire in Central Asia, named after its founder ...
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Tahirid Dynasty
CEThe Tahirid dynasty (Persian: سلسله‏ی طاهریان‎) was a dynasty, of Persian dihqan origin, that governed the Abbasid province of Khorasan from 821 to 873, and the city of Baghdad from 820 until...
Tahirid Dynasty - Wikipedia
Saffarid Dynasty
The Saffarids (Persian: سلسله صفاریان‎) were a Muslim Persianate dynasty from Sistan that ruled over parts of eastern Iran, Khorasan, Afghanistan and Balochistan from 861 to 1003. The dynasty, o...
Saffarid Dynasty - Wikipedia
Buyid dynasty
The Buyid dynasty or the Buyids (Persian: آل بویه‎ Āl-e Buye), also known as Buwaihids, Bowayhids, Buyahids, or Buyyids, was a Shia dynasty which originated from Lahijan in Dailam.The Buyid dyna...
Buyid dynasty - Wikipedia
Sallarid
The Sallarid dynasty (Persian: سالاریان‎), (also known as the Musafirids or Langarids) was an Iranian Muslim dynasty ruled in Tarom, Samiran, Daylam and subsequently Azerbaijan, Arran, some dist...
Sallarid - Wikipedia
Almoravid dynasty
The Almoravids (Berber: ⵉⵎⵕⴰⴱⴹⴻⵏ Imṛabḍen, Arabic: المرابطون‎ Al-Murābiṭūn) were a Berber dynasty of Morocco, who formed an empire in the 11th century that stretched over the wester...
Almoravid dynasty - Wikipedia
Almohad dynasty
The Almohad Caliphate (Berber: Imweḥḥden, from Arabic الموحدون al-Muwaḥḥidun, "the monotheists" or "the unifiers") was a Moroccan Berber Muslim movement founded in the 12th century.The Almohad movemen...
Almohad dynasty - Wikipedia
Ghaznavids
CEThe Ghaznavid dynasty (Persian: غزنویان‎) was a Persianate Muslim dynasty of Turkic mamluk origin at their greatest extent ruling large parts of Persia, much of Transoxania, and the ...
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Ajuuraan State
The Ajuran Sultanate (Somali: Saldanadda Ajuuraan, Arabic: سلطنة أجوران‎), also spelled as the Ajuuraan Sultanate, and often simply as Ajuran, was a Somali Muslim empire that ruled over ...
Ajuuraan State - Wikipedia
Timurid dynasty
The Timurid dynasty (Persian: تیموریان‎) was a Sunni Muslim Persianate dynasty of Turco-Mongol lineage that ruled over an empire comprising modern-day Iran, the Caucasus, Mesopotamia, A...
Timurid dynasty - Wikipedia
Mughal Empire
The Mughal Empire (Urdu: مغلیہ سلطنت‎, Mug̱ẖliyah Salṭanat), self-designated as Gurkani (Persian: گورکانیان‎, Gūrkāniyān), was a Persianate empire extending over ...
Mughal Empire - Wikipedia
Safavid dynasty
The Safavid dynasty (Persian: سلسلهٔ صفويان‎; Azerbaijani: Səfəvilər sülaləsi, صفويلر سولاله‌سى) was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Persia (modern Iran) after the fall of th...
Safavid dynasty - Wikipedia
Afsharid dynasty
The Afsharids (Persian: افشاریان‎) were members of a native Iranian dynasty of Turkic origin, specifically the Afshar tribe, from Khorasan, who ruled Persia in the 18th century. The dynasty was ...
Afsharid dynasty - Wikipedia
Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire (/ˈɒtəmən/; Ottoman Turkish: دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه, Devlet-i Aliyye-i Osmâniyye, Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti), also historically refer...
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