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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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  • Turkmenistan. Old Nissa. Do you know how many there are on Earth the dead cities? Buried under the ground and under the herbs? Much more than you think. .. Because mankind has lived on Earth for a very long time, millions of years, and in the cities-Millennium ... Was once such a city on Earth-the Kings city Nisa. Not far from Ashgabat, 18 km from the capital of Turkmenistan.  43 towers and thick walls of the starozhili it in the town were two lakes, in which ceramic pipes came ice water with distant mountains. The city had temples, decorated with columns and sculptures in the town were palaces and gardens. In iskussnye lived and potters, blacksmiths, jewelers and tailors.        First, Nisa trashed and looted the enemies, then black case did the earthquake: collapsed domes, palaces fell sculpture from the second floors rotted 8 metre wooden columns, osennie dozhdi dissolved Adobe walls. Relentless wind of the desert has sand ruins, turned them into mounds.       If you arrive at night, then Inec out you can hear the clatter of hooves, the Clank of weapons, extracts of sweet Oriental songs. If you're lucky, of course.
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  • Interesting to see but very limited, no signs or literature to explain history. You are going to need privet transportation to get there and there is a small entrance fee, very informal process and mu...  more »
  • This is a UNESCO site of the ancient Parthian Kingdom of Nisa. Nisa was ruled by a succession of dynasties, it remained an important center of the ancient world until the 13th century, when the Mongol...  more »