Medieval Europe 814-1350: World Events Research Article from World Eras

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Qarmatians from Bahrain sack Mecca and take the sacred Black Stone from the Ka'bah (a small shrine in the Great Mosque). They hold it ransom for about two decades.

The Persian Shiite Buyid dynasty—founded by the three sons of Buyeh: Ali, Hasan, and Ahmad—begins its rise to power when MardavTj ibn Ziyar appoints Ali governor of Karaj. The three brothers spend the rest of the decade conquering most of modern-day Iran and Iraq.

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