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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 km², one of the largest cities of ancient times, whose remains of collapsed pisé and brick walls are still largely visible. Samarra is now one of the largest archaeological sites in the world

Author(s):  Northedge, Alastair and Derek Kennet
Format:  Website
Publisher:  University of Durham
Publication City:  Durham
Date:  1999