Ashgabat National Museum of History, Ashgabat

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Explore diverse cultural heritage at Ashgabat National Museum of History, a white marble complex in the capital's central area. With over 500,000 artifacts divided into three sections, the pieces showcase the complex history of the country from the Bronze Age through Parthian, Persian, Mongol, and Seljuk periods to modern times. Excavations from Margiana, Gonur Depe and Nissa feature some exhibits such as ivory rhytons, weapons, jewelry, instruments, and a gigantic rug. See a collection of president's hunting trophies on the ground floor, which houses a permanent exhibition of post-independence Turkmenistan. With our online itinerary creator, Ashgabat attractions like Ashgabat National Museum of History can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We had tried to visit the museum the day before out actual visit, but found it closed for some obscure holiday - probably the President's Mother's birthday.... We were promised we could get in the nex...  more »
  • Looks more like an incredible over the top marble and gold palace than a museum. But still the tour inside was very informative. I learned more from the guide in an hour about the history of the area ...  more »
  • We have spend more than one hour in the museum. For people who are interested in the history of Turkmenistan I would recommend to visit this museum. What we also enjoyed is the beautiful park around t...  more »

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