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Merv (, , Marv), formerly Achaemenid Satrapy of Margiana, and later Alexandria (Ἀλεξάνδρεια) and Antiochia in Margiana , was a major oasis- city in Central Asia, on the historical Silk Road, located near today's Mary in Turkmenistan.

Several cities have existed on this site, which is significant for the interchange of culture and politics at a site of major strategic value. It is claimed that Merv was briefly the largest city in the world in the 12th century. The site of ancient Merv has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. (See List of World Heritage Sites in Turkmenistan)

Merv (disambiguation)

Merv often refers to the Central Asian city: Merv.

It may also refer to the historical Merv (East Syrian Ecclesiastical Province)

Merv (East Syrian Ecclesiastical Province)

Merv was a metropolitan province of the Church of the East between the fifth and eleventh centuries, with several known suffragan dioceses.

Usage examples of "merv".

Even the wagons of that fat man who had been so afraid outside Merv, and the man himself, now not nearly so fat and moving the faster for it.

Wolffs actual journey, I took some liberties with the timing of background events, but the Amir Nasrullah, the Nayeb Abdul Samut Khan, and the Khalifa of Merv were all real people and their characters are portrayed accurately in the book.

Good Lord, their ragged visitor must be the Khalifa of Merv, the spiritual leader of the Turkomans and the only man with any influence on their wild behavior.

I also guessed that Dil Assa might seek you out when he heard that a ferengi was in Merv, for his brother was killed by the British in Afghanistan.

Ross sat down in the lee of a hill where they had a distant view over the winding Merv river.

The rain on the aluminum roof of the Merv Griffin Enterprises building makes a sound in this room, like the frying of distant meat.

If Merv and Cathy had some kind of past, it seemed from the blandness of her reaction that Tilly knew nothing about it.

I could think of a lot of things I might want to do to Merv if I saw him right then, but none of them were exactly civilized.

I could even wonder what rabbits had to do with anything, Merv jumped from his chair as if Cherry had rammed an electric cattle prod to his man-bits, and ran past us out of the stinking office.

But Merv had said something that obviously struck home, because Hank turned to me, eyes widening as he stared at my sin-bought outfit.

There he was, standing by helplessly, looking as if he wanted to charge the FBI and the policeman and Merv, simultaneously.

Willingham has written the scripts for a number of popular comic book series including The Elementals, Ironwood, and a favorite of mine, Coventry, as well as one shots such as Merv Pumpkinhead, Agent of Dream and too many others to mention.