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Merv (Extinct city)

LC control 92000145
Geographic headingMerv (Extinct city)
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Geographic subdivision usageTurkmenistan--Merv (Extinct city)
Variant(s)Great Marw (Extinct city)
Margu (Extinct city)
Marv-i Kubrá (Extinct city)
Marv-i Shahijān (Extinct city)
Marw (Extinct city)
Marw al-Shāhijān (Extinct city)
Mouru (Extinct city)
Old Merv (Extinct city)
See alsoExtinct cities--Turkmenistan
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Found inWork cat.: Drevniĭ Merv, 1989.
Materialy po arkheologiĭ Merva, 1969.
Lippincott (in 19th cent. this city (Mary) developed as Merv, 18 mi W of site of old city of Merv ...)
Bolsh. sov. ent︠s︡. (Merv destroyed by Mongols in 1222 and never regained central role ... under Persian control for some time and totally destroyed ... oblast center moved to Mary in 19th cent.)
BGN ("Merv see Mary" but probably referring to same as Lippincott and Bolsh. Ent︠s︡.)
Britannica Micro. (Mouru, Margu)
EI2: (Marw al-S̲h̲āhid̲j̲ān, or simply Marw, city of the oasis region of classical and mediaeval Islamic times along the lower course of the Murg̲h̲āb River, also called "Great Marw"; on NE fringes of Persia, formerly within the historic province of K̲h̲urāsān, its site ("Old Merv") and the nearby modern settlement of Bairam Ali are today in Turkmenistan; contrasted with the smaller town of Marw al-Rūd̲h̲ "Marw on the river", situated further up the river)
Sīmā-yi Marv, 1997: p. 23 (Marv-i Shahijān or Marv-i Shāhijān; Marv-i Kubrá)