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Title: The Beginnings of Christianity in Merv
Author(s): KOSHELENKO, G. , BADER, A., , GAIBOV, V.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 30    Date: 1995   
Pages: 55-70
DOI: 10.2143/IA.30.0.519284

Abstract :
The history of Christianity in Merv is well-known enough beginning with the Sassanian era, thanks to the famous Chronicle of Seert and al-Biruni’s descriptions. Other sources are unfortunately very often neglected, so one could have the impression that the earliest penetration of Christianity into Merv is only from the IVth century A.D. However, some materials show clearly that a certain presence of Christian religion can be traced in the town of Merv as well as in the area of the Merv oasis (Margiana) already in the Parthian epoch.

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