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Historical Facts

The Abbasids

Cross Roads of Civilisations

The Abbasids were the descendants of Prophet Mohammad’s uncle “Abbas”.

They established their empire in Baghdad in the middle of the 8th century after overthrowing the Umayyads in Damascus.

Al-Banat Palace

Al-Banat Palace

These are the remains of an early Abbasids palace in the city of Raqqa north of Syria.