Merv

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Merv
Merw (in Turkmen)
Mervturkmenistan.jpg
Aerial view o Merv
Merv is locatit in Turkmenistan
Merv
Shawn within Turkmenistan
Alternate nameAlexandria
Antiochia in Margiana
LocationNear Mary, Turkmenistan
RegionCentral Asie
Coordinates37°39′46″N 62°11′33″E / 37.66278°N 62.19250°E / 37.66278; 62.19250Coordinates: 37°39′46″N 62°11′33″E / 37.66278°N 62.19250°E / 37.66278; 62.19250
TeepSettlement
History
CultursPersian, Buddhist, Arab, Seljuk, Mongol, Turkmen
Site notes
CondeetionIn ruins
Offeecial nameState Historical and Cultural Park "Ancient Merv"
TeepCultural
Criteriaii, iii
Designatit1999 (23rd session)
Reference no.886
State PairtyTurkmenistan
RegionAsie-Paceefic

Merv (Turkmen: Merw, Persie: مرو‎, Marv), umwhile Achaemenid Satrapy o Margiana, an later Alexandria (Ἀλεξάνδρεια) an Antiochia in Margiana (Greek: Ἀντιόχεια τῆς Μαργιανῆς), wis a major oasis-ceety in Central Asie, on the historical Silk Road, locatit near the day's Mary in Turkmenistan.