Samarra

Place Name SAMARRA

TYPE: Settlement
OTHER SCRIPTS: سامَرّاء (Arabic)

Meaning & History

This is the name of a city in Iraq, the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate in the 9th century. It was possibly built at the site of the ancient Assyrian city of Surmarrati, which is of uncertain meaning.
Entry added February 12, 2018