The city's southern defences are set back on high ground above the River Tigris. Tower 55 on the left dates from 1182-83, whilst the central Tower 56 carries a prominant inscription dating its construction to 1034-35 during the period of Marwanid rule. Tower 57 to the right was built in 1092-93 at the end of the rule of Seljuk Sultan Malik Shah.
Whenever the gap in the wall here appeared, it has not been repaired, allowing access to the extramural cemetery.
View from the south.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                   
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