The Samarra Archaeological Survey
Samarra is located on the east bank of the middle Tigris in Iraq, 125 km north of Baghdad, Between 836 (221 H) and 892 (279 H) it was the capital of the Abbasid Caliphs. Samarra expanded to an occupied area of 57 km≤, one of the largest cities of ancient times, whose remains of collapsed pisť and brick walls are still largely visible. Samarra is now one of the largest archaeological sites in the world.
Last updated 05/08/03 .
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