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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. Put Parthian Settlement of Nisa at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ashgabat vacation route planner.
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  • Strange attitude of the authorities in Turkmenistan to the object it is impossible to find tours, taxi drivers are leaving back and forth waiting for half an hour 30 Euro-for the kind of money you can take a tour with a guide in other countries. On the site there is no pointers, in addition to the trail route, from which it is possible to stray anywhere-is still unoccupied. Everything is in a parlous state, patched walls to create the appearance of the city. Before the trip have knowledge on their own, decided to go even after reading this review.
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  • It was a different feeling to be there at Nisa where flourished one of the most important city of the world as it was more than 2,000 years ago. Here at Nisa, which has remains of the old and the new ...  more »
  • Time erases the city and civilization ... But it has no power over the memory of the people who saved his greatness in songs, legends, destans Bakhshi, national clothes, carpets, hard work in a special way the world famous akhaltekin horses When here stretched the great empire, Rome itself introduced, without giving rest to the Emperor Alexander the great. Great Parthian Kingdom which its power during 5 centuries, whose mint the coin had a weight far beyond its borders was doomed under the onslaught of the barbarians but we are paying attention to all that's left of the Empire is still proud of its history, its "third Rome"
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