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    Marv is an ancient city in Central Asia. It is located south of the Karakum desert and 150km north of Sarakhs. Lying near the modern town of Mary in Turkmenistan, it is mentioned in ancient Persian texts as Mouru and in cuneiform inscriptions as Margu and was the seat of a Satrapy of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. Marv was a cultural center in Iran. The greater Marv has been called Margiana in ancient empires.Under the Arabs in the 7th century AD, it was rebuilt and served as a base for Muslim expansion into Central Asia. A great centre of Islamic learning under the Caliphs of the Abbasi dynasty, it reached its zenith under the Seljuk Sultan Sanjar (r. 1118-59). It was destroyed by the Mongols in 1221 then rebuilt in the 17th century. It was occupied by the Russian Empire in 1884. (Wikipedia) - Marv

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