A Muslim Dynasty of the mid-seventh century. The Umayyad Caliphate ruled the Islamic Empire from 661 AD. In 750 AD, they were overthrown by the Abbasid Caliphs but then re-established themselves in the Iberian Peninsula from 756 AD until 1031 AD. They were great patrons of art and intellect and contributed considerably to the Islamic Golden Age.
by kolab November 25, 2013