"Baghdad" Sama and Rola

"Baghdad" Sama and Rola
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  • Welcome to Baghdad
  • After the Abbasids rose to power, Caliph al-Mansur decided to move his capital east from Damascus to a site that was more central to his far-flung empire. 
  • Did you know it took 100,000 architects workers and Craftspeople four years to build the new capital? Because of the shape, people called the capital complex the "round city."
  • One of the most glorious Muslim cities was the Abbasid capital of Baghdad.
  • One fact is that Baghdad is the largest city in Iraq and is situated on both sides of the Tigris River at a point 40 miles from the Euphrates River.
  • Also, the site for the city was chosen because of its strategic location in the middle of Mesopotamia.
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