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ID: 7002247
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7002247

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Mashhad (inhabited place)  Mashhad (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 18 56 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.3150  decimal degrees
Long: 059 34 05 E  degrees minutes   Long: 59.5680  decimal degrees

Note: Mashhad is a major Shi'ite city in the province of Khorāsān. The city is known for housing the shrine of Imām ʻAlī ar-Riḍā (poisoned in 818 CE) and the burial site of caliph Hārūn ar-Rashīd (died in 809 CE). It was an important site along the Silk Road. In 1220, the Mongols attacked the city, but after the fall of the ancient cities of Ṭūs and it regained importance.

Names:
Mashhad (preferred,C,V,display)
Meshed (C,V)
مشهد (C,V,Persian-Farsi,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iran (nation)  ........  Iran (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Khorāsān-e Raẕavī (province)  ............  Khorāsān-e Raẕavī (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Mashhad (inhabited place)  ................  Mashhad (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Nāder Shāh, 18th cen.
pilgrimage center (C)
historical region (C)

Related geographic places:
located on ....  Silk Road .......... (road)
..................  (World) [7031416]

Sources and Contributors:
مشهد..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
Mashhad..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 46
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 121
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 546
Meshed..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 46
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 46
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
..................  Ring et al, Middle East and Africa (2014) 479
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 121
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 546
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 14 July 2003
..........  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 14 July 2003

 

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