Al-Qadisiyyah (historical city)
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Coordinates:31°45′N 44°08′E
Al-Qādisiyyah (Arabic: القادسية‎) is a historical city in southern Mesopotamia​, southwest of al-Hillah and al-Kūfah in Iraq. It is most famous as the site of the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah in c. 636, which saw a force of Arab​-​Muslim invaders defeat a larger army sent by the Sasanian Empire.
Commercial importance​[​edit​]
Prior to the Arab conquest​, al-Qādisiyyah was but a small village on the western side of the Euphrates River, near an old castle at `Udhayb, and was possibly part of the Wall of the Arabs (Iranica, al-Qadisiyyah).​[​clarification needed] However, during the centuries that followed, al-Qādisiyyah grew in size and importance and was a noted stop along very important highways of commerce that led to Baghdād and Makkah (see Alavi, 100).
Another historical Qādisiyyah​[​edit​]
Another Qādisiyyah existed on the Tigris River, off the road between Baghdād and Sāmarrā'​, not very far from the Euphrates city. Both cities are recorded in the geographies of Ibn Khordadbeh (see Barthold, 202).
Categories: Archaeological sites in IraqDestroyed citiesMedieval Iraq
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