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.



Presentation of the Project

History of Samarra

Plan of Samarra

The Monuments of Samarra



Prof. Alastair Northedge 
UFR d'Art et d'Archeologie 
Universite de Paris I 
3, rue Michelet 
75006 Paris 

Dr. Derek Kennet
Department of Archaeology
University of Durham
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE

Last updated 05/08/03 .

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