Which city was round?

Ancient Baghdad, founded in 762 by Caliph al-Mansour - the most powerful Muslim ruler of that time. He ordered the most talented builders and architects to build a huge city surrounded by strong walls. In its center was the palace of the caliph. Around it - houses of the nobility and soldiers' barracks. There were many mosques, hospitals, schools, markets, gardens and fountains in the city. Along the inner ring of the city walls were houses of artisans and merchants. The poor and peasants lived outside the city walls. Modern Baghdad is the capital of Iraq.

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