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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.

Merw (in Turkmen)
Aerial view o Merv
Merv is locatit in Turkmenistan
Shawn within Turkmenistan
Alternate name Alexandria
Antiochia in Margiana
Location Near Mary, Turkmenistan
Region Central Asie
Coordinates 37°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
Teep Settlement
Culturs Persian, Buddhist, Arab, Seljuk, Mongol, Turkmen
Site notes
Condeetion In ruins
Offeecial name State Historical and Cultural Park "Ancient Merv"
Teep Cultural
Criteria ii, iii
Designatit 1999 (23rd session)
Reference no. 886
State Pairty Turkmenistan
Region Asie-Paceefic