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Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque aka Sadr mosque. Built in 1615 under Abbas the Great
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The Safavid Empire lasted for 1501-1736. Ruled by great leaders such as shah Ismail and Abbas the Great. It was an empire that like most other muslim empires that was know to use gun powder in ther military. This property gave it and the other muslim empires(Mughals and Ottoman)reason to be call "Gun Powder Empires".The Safavid empire population began to steadily grow with the expansion of Shah Ismail and Abbas the Great. Most people always lived close to the capital city. There was a migration when Ismail moved the captial city to Isfahan. The anount of women were about equal to the amount of men.