City Foundings timeline

  • Foundation of Baghdad

    Founded on 30 July 762 by the Abbasid dynasty, at the request of the caliph al-Mansur. The goal was to replace Harran as the seat of the caliphal... Read more

  • Yusuf bin Tashfin founds Marrakesh

    Prior to the advent of the Almoravids in the 11th century, the area was ruled from the city of Aghmat. The Almoravid leader, Abu-Bakr Ibn-Umar... Read more