Marv (Marw)
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This is based on the plans in G. Herrmann, Monuments of Merv (London, 1999) with additional information. It shows how the city moves from the pre-Islamic walled Shahristan to the quarters around the Mājān canal which were the centre from early ʿAbbasid times and were walled by the Saljuqs. After the Mongol destruction, a new, rectangular city was fouded by the Timurids at Abd Allah Khan Kala until this too was abandoned for the modern settlement at Bayram Ali.

Cite this page
Kennedy, Hugh, “Marv (Marw)”, in: Historical Atlas of Islam, Edited by: Hugh Kennedy. Consulted online on 16 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_hai_HAI_43A>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004122352, 20011210



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