Parthian Settlement of Nisa, Ashgabat

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Discovered beneath the parched landscape, Parthian Settlement of Nisa allows visitors to explore the remnants of one of the most important cities of the Parthian Empire, a major power between the 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. The site, probably founded by Parthian ruler Arsaces, contained a fortress that served as either a royal residence or mausoleum. Although most uncovered artifacts have been moved to museums, exploring the site still gives an evocative look at the preserved, decorated structures of an advanced civilization. Be sure to bring refreshments, a hat, and sunscreen, as the striking landscape is very exposed and there are few facilities and less shade here. To visit Parthian Settlement of Nisa on your holiday in Ashgabat, and find out what else Ashgabat has to offer, use our Ashgabat.
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  • This is a world heritage site so this is a place you wanna visit if you have a thing for unesco world heritage sites. other than that its just an old site  more »
  • Very interesting piece of history from BC era This site has somewhat been reconstructed but still show the foundations and with information one can understand the fortress.  more »
  • This also is a very important site in Ashgabat. It involves a guide and the tour takes a few hours with transportation to the site. It is a partly reconstructed historic site that provides insight.....  more »

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