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 day trip planner.
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  • Allows the nissa is prima facie a world heritage site, but few people are comfortable around. And so big, not even listening to the guide takes in about an hour I would say. As explained in the Guide audio guide rental, of course not, so I don't know whether what remains and not. Also, I should have prior knowledge of the history of the world that even have them explained in the Guide, you can enjoy.
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  • It’s one of my favorite historical places to visit, but in summer it is very hot, best time to visit is in autumn spring  more »
  • At 18 km to the West of Ashgabat Tower ruins of Nisa, the capital of the ancient Parthian state that existed at the turn of the I th. BC-1 thous. a.d. in the 3rd century BC the new Nisa was the capital of the Parthian State, a stronghold of the old NISA was a royal residence. In the old NISA focused Palace and Temple structures. Also there was a treasure trove, a huge wine storage and warehouses with numerous stocks. The walls were the basis of the thickness of the 8-9 m and were strengthened by 43 rectangular towers. In an era when the Parthian Empire was a world power, the old NISA was called Mitridatkert, named King Mithridates I (171-138 BC), who ordered it built. Later rulers of Parthia moved the capital in Asia minor
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