The 10 Greatest Empires In The History Of The World

10) The Rashidun Caliphate continued Muhammad's legacy

9) The Portuguese Empire outlasted everyone

8) The Abbasid Caliphate eventually lost out to the Turks

7) The Umayyad Caliphate used its reach to spread Islam

6) Marco Polo frequented the Yuan Dynasty

5) The Qing Dynasty was China's last dynasty

4) The Spanish Empire was one of the first global empires

3) The Russian Empire lasted almost 200 years

2) The Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire the world has ever seen

1) The British Empire was the largest empire the world has ever seen