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Baghdad


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Place Type
political
Description
Sacked by Muslim Arabs 634; rose to importance as religious, trade & cultural center in 8th cen.; nearly destroyed by Mongols 1258; conquered by Tamerlane 1401; taken by Suleiman the Magnificent 1534; part of Ottoman Empire 1638; taken by British 1917.
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Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)
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