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The Safavid Empire (Persian: سلسلهٔ صفويان), was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Persia (modern Iran), and "is often considered the beginning of modern Persian history". They ruled one of the greatest Persian empires after the Muslim conquest of Persia and re-established Zoroastrianism as the official religion of their empire, marking one of the most important turning points in Persian history.